FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 07112016
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal Stepping Down After 10 Years of Service on City Council
After 10 years of service on the Long Beach City Council, Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal will step down on Tuesday, July 12, during a farewell ceremony at her last City Council meeting, which starts at 5:00 pm in the Council Chambers.
“Suja has done a tremendous job moving our City forward, and has truly left her mark environmentally and socially,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Suja has always put her heart and her intellect to work on behalf of the community, and it’s amazing how much she has accomplished during her time on the City Council.”
“I have been honored and humbled to serve Long Beach in this capacity over these last 10 years,” said Vice Mayor Lowenthal. “Together we took on the challenges of the 2nd District and turned them into engines of innovation. I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished.”
On June 6, 2006, Vice Mayor Lowenthal was elected in a special election to represent the Second Council District, which includes parts of the Port of Long Beach, Downtown and the waterfront, and several historic residential districts and vibrant small business corridors.
She was re-elected to four-year terms in 2008 and 2012 and was selected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Mayor from July 2010 to July 2012, and again in July 2014, conducting City Council meetings and representing the City of Long Beach at special events in the absence of the Mayor.
Councilwoman-elect Jeannine Pearce will be sworn in to represent the Second Council District at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 19.