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Congrats, President-Elect Biden & VP-Elect Harris!

Release Date: 2020-11-07

On behalf of the people of Long Beach, I want to congratulate our new President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We are ready to work with them as one of our nation’s largest American cities.

Job number one will be to build a new national partnership to beat back the spread of COVID-19, which includes passing a new economic stimulus package through Congress to support small businesses and our families most in need.

And we also have much to do to improve our infrastructure and transportation programs. Over the last few years, Long Beach residents have invested millions into the city to improve our streets, roads and sidewalks—but the federal government should be right there with us—meeting us dollar for dollar with investments in what makes America work best. I see a great opportunity to do that with the upcoming Biden-Harris Administration.

We can also expect new funding and partnerships to take on our statewide homelessness crisis and build more housing that’s affordable for working families. And I expect strong support for our city programs and initiatives to fight climate change.

Personally, I want to thank President-elect Biden for visiting Long Beach during the campaign. We have developed a good friendship that I hope will serve our city well. And I’m very excited to work with our new Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. She’s been a strong ally and friend as our California Senator and I expect an excellent partnership in the future.

Congratulations again to the President-elect and Vice President-elect, and I am excited to get to work with them. 

Thank you and stay safe,

Mayor Robert Garcia