Councilmember AL AUSTIN II
Al Austin II was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2012 and re-elected to a second term in 2016.
Councilmember Austin has been a leader in the region on issues such as transportation, economic development and sustainable planning. He has represented Long Beach on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, which consists of 27 cities in Southeast Los Angeles County, focusing on transportation, air quality, housing and economic development. As President of the Council of Governments, Councilmember Austin worked on several initiatives, including the I-710 Corridor Project, the Climate Action Planning Framework, and regional approaches to address homelessness. Austin also served for four years on the League of California Cities Board of Directors.
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