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Mayor Robert Garcia
333 West Ocean Blvd, 14th Floor
Long Beach, California 90802
Tel: (562) 570-6801
Fax: (562) 570-6538
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100 Day Speech
Heart of the City - LB College Promise
A couple of months ago, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited 90 Mayors from across the country to compete for a prestigious Bloomberg Innovation Grant. Selected cities receive millions of dollars to support innovation teams, who will work with the city to develop creative solutions to the challenges they face.
I’m proud to announce that Long Beach was among the 14 cities selected.
Last week, Long Beach went big and approved a project team to build a new downtown Civic Center. After many months of public meetings, careful study, and healthy debate, Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners was unanimously selected by the City Council. This is great news for our city: We are going to get a new Civic Center and revitalize our Downtown.
The project includes a new Main Library, Lincoln Park, City Hall, Port Headquarters, and new housing, retail and a hotel.
Please join me in welcoming eight outstanding leaders to new positions in the City of Long Beach. These recently appointed individuals are great examples of the skilled and committed leaders who are moving our city forward. Six have been part of the City’s leadership for many years, and recently moved to new positions. Two are new to our City, and I want to warmly welcome them to Long Beach. I have complete confidence that they will do outstanding work on behalf of the City.
Long Beach has been named a Top Ten Digital City for the fourth year in a row, earning sixth place for large cities - one rank higher than last year, and the 3rd best in California.
I'm proud that Long Beach is a leader in innovation and continues to improve in our use of technology to increase efficiency, transparency, and responsiveness. And, I'm committed to continuing to move forward in this area...
|The Evening of January 13, 2015 at the LB Convention Center Terrace Theater|
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