Office of the Mayor
LONG BEACH, CA — Wrapping up a strong start to a historic first term, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson published today a report highlighting key objectives the City of Long Beach has achieved since Richardson gave a State of the City address earlier this year and announced his Opportunity Beach Agenda.
Thursday, April 20th marked the 100th day since the Mayor’s announcement of the 100-Day plan. His Agenda focuses on five key areas: ensuring quality and stable housing for all, building an economy where everyone thrives, creating safe and healthy communities, expanding opportunities for youth to succeed, and supporting a sustainable and resilient city.
“In just 100 days, we brought our city together around a spirit of unity to overcome our greatest challenges. We have made meaningful strides towards building our capacity to address homelessness, shaping our economy of the future, and opening the doors of opportunity for all,’’ said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We hit the ground running, and best is yet to come as we continue building a city where everyone can thrive.”
Since taking office, Mayor Richardson has advanced his plans for Long Beach. On his first official day, he called for a citywide state of emergency on homelessness. After the declaration of emergency was ratified by the City Council, the City delivered meaningful progress on addressing big challenges. Under Richardson’s leadership, the City of Long Beach:
Building an economy where everyone thrives is a central tenet of Mayor Richardson’s administration, and a major driver behind the actions he took to boost the local economy. Under the Mayor’s leadership, the City:
The Opportunity Beach Agenda also emphasizes creating safe and healthy communities—a top priority shared by residents across the City. To address the needs expressed by residents, the City:
Richardson’s long-term priority for Long Beach is to build a sustainable and resilient city, with climate-friendliness at the forefront. To accelerate the City’s preparations for the future, his administration:
Supporting Long Beach’s youth is a crucial part of building a thriving city. Mayor Richardson has announced the Inaugural Youth Advocacy Day, which will take place on June 24th. The event provides an important opportunity for young people from all over Long Beach to speak their minds directly to the City’s elected leaders about their priorities and vision for the future of the city they call home.
To view the report, visit: http://www.LongBeach.gov/Mayor
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About Mayor Richardson: Rex Richardson is a devoted husband, proud father, and the 29th Mayor of Long Beach.
Mayor Richardson’s history in Long Beach is rooted in empowering communities to have a voice at the table. He is a firm believer that every person, no matter their circumstances, deserves the chance to succeed.
His mission is to transform the culture of City Hall by making it more inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Long Beach neighborhoods, businesses, and families. His eye is focused on creating a more equitable future for all.