Long Beach’s Mayor Garcia Heads to the Nation’s Capital Again Today

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is at it again, headed to the nation’s capital to meet with officials and represent Long Beach.

Garcia will meet with White House officials, several Federal agencies, and members of Congress as he leads a delegation to Washington D.C. that will speak on subjects important to Long Beach, officials announced today.

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Garcia’s delegation includes two members of the Federal Legislation Committee, Committee Chair Rex Richardson and Councilmember Stacy Mungo, along with representatives from the Port of Long Beach, the Long Beach Transit and the Long Beach Water Department.

Subjects of discussion will include transportation funding, housing, labor force training, economic development and the Army Corps of Engineers’ East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study, among other things.

“Meeting face to face with Federal officials is critical to protecting our City’s interests and ensuring adequate funding for important projects,” Mayor Garcia said in a statement. “I want to thank the members of the Federal Legislation Committee and our partners from the Port, Water Department, and Transit for their hard work and advocacy on behalf of Long Beach.”

According to the release, funding for transportation infrastructure, support for high-risk youth and transitioning from the loss of C-17 manufacturing are high on the list of priorities.

Mayor Garcia and his delegation leave for Washington D.C. today and return on Friday.

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