Long Beach State of the City Set for January 13

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Mayor Garcia is set to update Long Beach residents on the state of our beloved city on Wednesday, January 13, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM at the Terrace Theater in the Long Beach Convention Center. The program had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, but was pushed back a day later in light of President Obama’s State of the Union address, scheduled for the same night.

According to the State of the City website, a reception will begin at 5:00PM with food trucks and entertainment, allowing residents to mingle with the city’s elected officials. At 6:00PM, the program will commence.

During last year’s program, the mayor outlined three “critical areas” that his administration would focus on: economic growth and development through innovation, the expansion of educational opportunities for all Long Beach residents and making Long Beach into a 21st Century-city through innovation, technology and enhanced civic engagement.

Since then, The Pike Outlets have been revamped and reopened, with big-name attractions such as H&M, Forever 21, Gap Outlet and the Nike Factory store. Other programs, such as the Innovation Team (i-team) and Code for America. Other programs, such as the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network and Long Beach College Promise, have expanded educational and internship offerings.

Any guess as to what this year’s priorities will be? You can swing by the Convention Center in three weeks to find out.

To RSVP for this year’s State of the City, click here



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