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Big Wins for Long Beach in State Budget

Release Date: 2021-06-29

The state legislature recently passed a budget that's great news for Long Beach. This budget includes much-needed funding to address issues we face around infrastructure, housing and climate. Thanks to the work of our Long Beach representatives in Sacramento, State Senator Lena Gonzalez and Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell, important resources will be coming to our community.


Thanks to Senator Lena Gonzalez, these significant projects made it into the state budget:

  • $8.5 million for MacArthur Park rehabilitation
  • $5 million for the Center for Inclusive Business and Workforce Development in partnership with Centro CHA
  • And $1 million for the Children’s Clinic Family Health and Wellness site in Cambodia Town

And, in the State Assembly, Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell secured:

  • $4.3 million for a walking trail along the San Gabriel River to the Pacific Ocean
  • $3.3 million for open space along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach to be administered by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
  • $1.2 million for the enhancement of the El Dorado Regional Park Youth Softball and Baseball Fields.
  • And $850,000 for upgrades at Bixby Park to be administered by the City of Long Beach

These are all really significant projects with the potential to have a lasting impact for our local community.

I want to thank Senator Gonzalez and Assemblymember O'Donnell for everything they do on our behalf, and for working to get these items included in the legislature's budget for the State of California.

Thank you and Go Long Beach,

Mayor Robert Garcia