FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 080415
Safe Long Beach Fair Promotes Safe Families, Schools, and Neighborhoods
Long Beach residents can enjoy a fun-filled family event aimed to promote safety throughout the City. Bringing together residents, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and City departments, the Safe Long Beach Fair will highlight a wide range of resources available to help residents and families lead safe and healthy lives. The Safe Long Beach Fair will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Seaside Park, located at Chestnut Avenue and 14th Street.
“I encourage everyone to attend the Safe Long Beach Fair,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Safe neighborhoods and crime reduction require the entire community to work together. This event will showcase ways residents can join the movement to make Long Beach the safest big city in California.”
Families can learn about existing programs and services that enhance safety in the community. Many City departments and community organizations will be in attendance. Knowledgeable staff will be available to answer questions about programs, and provide details about services and resources for families.
The Safe Long Beach Fair will feature a Kids’ Zone with inflatable jumpers, face painting, a photo booth, crafts and games. Music, entertainment, and complimentary food will also be provided for all to enjoy.
“The Safe Long Beach Fair will empower residents by promoting the services and resources of our Long Beach Public Safety Continuum,” said Councilmember Lena Gonzalez. “There are many resources in our City that can help families lead safe and healthy lives. I encourage everyone to get engaged and join the movement for a Safe Long Beach!”
The City of Long Beach has an explicit focus on the Public Safety Continuum. The Continuum recognizes that City agencies and programs must work together in order to cultivate and sustain a safe City. The Continuum includes Parks, Recreation and Marine, Police, Fire, Libraries, Health and Human Services, Workforce Development, Development Services Neighborhood Services Bureau and Building and Safety Bureau, among other agencies. Their efforts, joined by citizens and community-based organizations, are critical to preventing violence.
This event is part of Safe Long Beach, the City’s Violence Prevention Plan. Adopted by the City Council in May 2014, Safe Long Beach addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. The Plan draws upon the City's many existing assets to target violence at its root and attain the goal of building a safer Long Beach by 2020.
For more information about the Safe Long Beach Fair, visit www.longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-3150.
For more information on Safe Long Beach, go to www.lbvpp.com.