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Highlighting Opportunity and Diversity: Mayor Rex Richardson Appoints 32 New City Commissioners 5/2/2023

LONG BEACH, CA — Mayor Rex Richardson has appointed a diverse and experienced slate of 32 new city commissioners who are ready to serve the Long Beach community. These new commissioners, who embody Long Beach's diversity and commitment to inclusion, were selected as part of the "Ready to Serve" campaign, which aims to remove barriers so any resident can serve on a city commission.

Mayor Rex Richardson Shares Progress Update On “The Opportunity Beach Agenda,” 100-Day Plan, Publishes Detailed Report 4/24/2023 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.
Mayor Rex Richardson Announces Appointment of Workforce and Economic Development Leader Lucius Martin as Deputy Mayor of Economic Development 3/2/2023

LONG BEACH, CA — At a luncheon today, hosted by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Rex Richardson announced the appointment of Lucius Martin to the position of Deputy Mayor of Economic Development. Martin will oversee the Mayor’s Grow Long Beach Initiative, which focuses on boosting growth in 5 key sectors: aerospace, goods movement, tourism, education, and healthcare. The new position will also serve as an important liaison for the business community—the first of its kind in the Mayor’s office.

Mayor Rex Richardson Joins U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Community Development and Housing Committee 2/16/2023

LONG BEACH, CA — Mayor Rex Richardson announced today his appointment to the United States Conference of Mayors (USCoM) Community Development and Housing Committee. As a member of this national body, he joins a nationwide cohort of Mayors that share a commitment to advance meaningful policy solutions to address homelessness and promote housing access and affordability.

Calling For “Shared Commitment and Responsibility,” Mayor Rex Richardson Announces New City Council Committee Leadership and Structure 2/9/2023

LONG BEACH, CA — Today, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson announced his proposed City Council Standing Committee structure and member appointments, which would focus on fostering joint leadership between Councilmembers that advances the Opportunity Beach Agenda.­

In First Act, Mayor Rex Richardson Requests City Manager to Declare State of Emergency on Homelessness 12/21/2022

LONG BEACH, CA — In his first act as Mayor of Long Beach, Rex Richardson requested City Manager Tom Modica to bring a declaration of a Citywide State of Emergency on homelessness before the Long Beach City Council at their next meeting on January 10th, 2023.