Long Beach's Everyone In Summit Seeks Economic EquityRelease Date: 2018-05-14
By: Harry Saltzgaver
A rising tide is supposed to lift all boats.
That doesn't seem to be the case with the current booming economy, though, and the Everyone In movement is trying to do something about that.
"It's all about economic inclusion," Vice Mayor and Ninth District Councilman Rex Richardson said. Last November, Richardson convinced the City Council to support the initiative.
"It's all about how people connect to the economy," he said. "We're talking everyone; the young, the small businesses, the disabled, the disadvantaged… Just imagine how great it would be if north Long Beach was seeing the same kind of renaissance that happened in Bixby Knolls."
The culmination of six months of work will take place next Thursday, May 17, with the "Everyone In" Economic Equity Summit. The all-day event is free, but requires an RSVP (to bit.ly/everyoneinsummit).
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