Mayor Rex Richardson will deliver his first State of the City address Tuesday evening at the Terrace Theater where he will likely share information about his priorities for Long Beach. Here’s how to watch.

Community members are invited to attend the speech, a free public event, in person or online. Residents can tune in Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. by visiting the city’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter or by viewing it live on Youtube or the city’s online broadcasting channel.

Reservations to attend in person must be made on the city’s website. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

The speech comes as city officials are ramping up their response to the housing and homelessness crises. The number of homeless people in Long Beach rose 62% in the city’s most recent point-in-time count, and voters have repeatedly identified this as a top issue.

Richardson, who said at his swearing-in ceremony last month that he will push to declare a state of emergency on homelessness, will lay out his additional plans for Long Beach, such as ensuring quality and stable housing for all, building an economy where everyone thrives, creating safe and healthy communities, and creating opportunities for youth to succeed.

The Terrace Theater is at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Parking will be available in the Convention Center parking structure located at 400 Seaside Way. 

At swearing-in, Mayor Rex Richardson says he will push to declare state of emergency on homelessness