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Councilmember AL AUSTIN II

Councilmember Austin represents the Eighth District on the Long Beach City Council. First elected in 2012, he is currently serving his final Council term, set to conclude in 2024. 

Councilmember Austin moved to Long Beach as an aerospace worker at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), where he worked for over a decade, while also studying organizational and public administration as a college student. He later began his public service career as a field representative for a State Senator.

A leader on transportation, economic development, air quality, housing, and sustainability, Councilmember Austin contributes to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments on behalf of Long Beach, working on initiatives like the I-710 Corridor Project, the Climate Action Planning Framework, and serving on the Committee for Homelessness.

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Staff

Bryan Martinez, Chief of Staff
Esther Ogunrinu, Senior Community Affairs Deputy
Alex Chin, Legislative Deputy
Brandi Brown-Shock, Community Affairs Deputy
Sarah Gutierrez, Community Affairs Deputy


Latest News

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Former North Neighborhood Library makes way for eight new affordable housing. 
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The City’s Contractor, All American Asphalt, is scheduled to begin asphalt paving in the area beginning Friday, November 10, 2023. The work will take place on the following days, barring weather or other unforeseen delays.

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I invite you to join me for an online community meeting with our Public Works Department to share with you the current plans and construction schedule for Market Street, and you can ask questions.

Thursday, September 24
6:00 p.m.
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