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.
The senior activities at the Expo Arts Center were featured in the Long Beach Post, as the City's Senior Citizen Advisory Commission recommended funding to enhance and possibly expand the program. This program has been made possible with countless volunteer hours of our 8th District Senior Advisory Commission, offering free activities for the past three years.
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