Mayor Bob Foster will deliver the 2009 State of the City on January 13 at the Carpenter Center, on the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The evening will begin with a City Council meeting, followed by Mayor Foster delivering the State of the City. For the first time in several years, all Long Beach residents are invited to attend for free.
“Public engagement is critical to a healthy and vibrant government and maybe even more so during these challenging times,” said Mayor Foster. “The State of the City is an important part of the civic process and I’m delighted to give this speech at Cal State Long Beach, the flagship of a public education system founded on accessibility.”
Attendees can reserve their tickets by calling 562-570-5089 or through http://www.stateoflb.com/. Residents are encouraged to reserve their tickets as soon as possible as there are a limited number of seats in the Carpenter Center. Two tickets may be reserved per street address.
The State of the City will be broadcasted live on LBTV Channel 8, as well as streamed online on the State of the City website.
The website also invites visitors to participate by submitting their ideas of what city staff and residents could do to improve Long Beach. Residents could submit their new and creative ideas on the kind of projects and issues they would like to see in 2009.
American Sign Language, Khmer and Spanish interpreters will be available during the City Council meeting and State of the City speech.
6:00 p.m. – State of the City
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Carpenter Center at California State University, Long Beach
6200 Atherton St. (near Palo Verde Ave.)