Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is scheduled to leave city hall this spring and conduct weeklong visits of all nine districts in the city leading up to inauguration day in July in an effort to hear directly from residents and discuss the city’s future.
“I’m really looking forward to this next term as your Mayor. And to kick things off I’m leaving City Hall to visit your neighborhood,” Garcia said in an email today to subscribers. “In the two months leading up to my second inaugural in July I won’t be going to City Hall. I will be spending the nine weeks out in the community, knocking on doors, walking neighborhoods, going to schools, and connecting with folks on their porches and in their homes.”
Garcia, who easily won a second term as mayor in Tuesday’s election besting his opponent by over 19,000 votes en route to securing his victory, said he will spend one week in each district, starting with his home district, and bring city hall to the neighborhoods where he will be able to hear directly from residents and discuss the future of the city.
Expect to see top department heads and managers with him too because for those nine weeks all his manager briefings and meetings will be held in Long Beach communities instead of city hall.
“It’s time for some new walking shoes and don’t be surprised if I knock on your door! The tour starts in May, so stay tuned for all the details, schedule, and events,” Garcia stated.