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The City of Long Beach is a national leader in government innovation. The Innovation Team has delivered successful Economic Development and Public Safety Initiatives since 2015 that have tackled large local government challenges with innovative solutions.  To expand on the great work, the City launched the Office of Civic Innovation in the City Manager’s Office in October 2018. With funding from departments and foundations, the Office of Civic Innovation serves as in-house consultants to City departments and together co-create effective approaches that address the most pressing issues.  The Office comprised of a Director, Data Scientist, Designer, Project Managers and Graduate Interns deploy a six-pronged approach to problems.

Office of Civic Innovation Mission

“Doing things differently.”


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On Tuesday, May 14, Harvey Milk Promenade Park will celebrate its grand re-opening and honor three community leaders.
On the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the City of Long Beach and Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin kicked off a City-wide effort to create an operating vision for an African American Cultural Center, to serve as a community hub for African American arts, culture, and history. 
The community is invited to the 2018 Equality Plaza Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 11:00 am.
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