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Councilmember AL AUSTIN II

Councilmember Austin represents the Eighth District on the Long Beach City Council. First elected in 2012, he is currently serving his final Council term, set to conclude in 2024. 

Councilmember Austin moved to Long Beach as an aerospace worker at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), where he worked for over a decade, while also studying organizational and public administration as a college student. He later began his public service career as a field representative for a State Senator.

A leader on transportation, economic development, air quality, housing, and sustainability, Councilmember Austin contributes to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments on behalf of Long Beach, working on initiatives like the I-710 Corridor Project, the Climate Action Planning Framework, and serving on the Committee for Homelessness.

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 Staff

Lynette Johnson, Chief of Staff
Ashley Salazar, Senior Community Affairs Deputy
Von Thompson, Legislative Affairs Deputy


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