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Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal

Dr. Suja Lowenthal was elected in 2006 to represent the Second Council District, which includes parts of the Port of Long Beach, Downtown and its waterfront, beautiful namesake beach, many historic residential districts and vibrant small business corridors. 

Originally from Kottayam, India, Dr. Lowenthal's experience in urban planning, water and transportation has led to policies improving parking, beach water quality and quality of life issues. She provided the political will to advance the city's award-winning bicycle and pedestrian-friendly agendas, as well as its environmental policies involving plastic bags, recycling, water conservation and alternative forms of energy.       READ FULL BIO


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Vice Mayor Lowenthal received a unanimous 9-0 vote from her colleagues on Council for a legislative item relaxing regulations for keeping chickens, goats and bees in the city.  The changes will reinforce Long Beach's goal of being a healthier, sustainable city by enabling residents to engage in urban farming in their backyards.  Learn more about the details of the proposed changes.
More than 200 residents, businesses and community leaders turned out to the Loft on Pine for the 8th Annual State of the Second District to hear Vice Mayor Lowenthal report on challenges and accomplishments in 2014/15. See video, pics and report.

The City of Long Beach received 100 percent "A" grades for water quality, including seven (7) "A+" grades, according to the Heal the Bay 2015 Annual Beach Report Card that was issued today.

Fifteen of the 15 beaches sampled received "A" grades during the state-mandated testing period from April through October, known as AB 411, the Assembly Bill that mandates water quality testing. Long Beach also received nearly 100 percent "A+" and "A" grades, with only two "B" grades, during the winter dry months.

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Request the City Manager to identify the costs of adding public Wi-Fi to Long Beach Fire Stations
Request the City Attorney prepare a resolution in support of Senate Concurrent Resolution 115, which affirms our city's profound respect and admiration for the accomplishments of Senator Oropeza a...
Request the allocation of $250,000 for capital improvements to the International City Theater entrance from the Tidelands Operating Fund.
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