PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

1/8/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:010818A
Subject:
City of Long Beach State of the City Address to Broadcast Live Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Mayor Robert Garcia to present progress for the last four years and ongoing challenges
Contact:
Kevin Lee
Interim Public Affairs Officer
City Manager’s Office
562.570.6811
Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov






Mayor Robert Garcia will deliver his fourth State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California. The program is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on LBTV on cable and webcast from www.longbeach.gov.  

The Mayor is expected to celebrate the success and progress of the last four years in economic development, investment in infrastructure and public safety, and Long Beach’s emergence as a leading City for civic tech and innovation. The Mayor will also address ongoing challenges facing the City from housing and homelessness to climate change, and share the vision for continuing the progress the City has made in the last three years.

The State of the City is free and open to the public but can also be watched from the comfort of home. For those who want to attend in person, free parking for cars is available in the Convention Center parking lots. A free bike valet will be available for those who wish to ride a bicycle.

The reception will have displays from the City’s Harbor, Library and Water Departments who are helping to underwrite the event. Food trucks and no host bars will be available for those who wish to purchase food or beverages.

More details about the event, including maps, are available at: http://stateofthecitylb.com or www.longbeach.gov.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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