Talking Business With The City Council: Councilmember Lena Gonzalez, 1st DistrictRelease Date: 2018-07-30
By: Samantha Mehlinger
LBBJ: Do you feel business owners in your council district are happy with the direction the city is going?
Gonzalez: I would say yes, they are. We have created this really awesome ecosystem for business and residents to thrive, especially here in downtown. The tourism industry has been hitting record numbers, [with] over 7,000,000 tourists that have come through. And then we have the Port of Long Beach [and] all those business tenants and the port tenants on the Westside. Record cargo numbers. Then here [Pine Avenue], we’ve done a great job of creating an awesome ambiance. We have amazing business owners, and they have done a great job. I think all of it, combined with infrastructure projects through Measure A, is a huge upswing for the city, and the council district particularly.
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