Mayor Garcia to deliver State of the City address Tuesday evening

Mayor Robert Garcia will deliver his annual State of the City address at the Terrace Theater Downtown Tuesday evening, continuing his focus on development projects and the region’s homelessness crisis.

The Queen Mary’s viability, including maintenance and financial issues revealed by the Long Beach Post last year, will also be addressed.

Garcia plans to update community members on where the city stands with its infrastructure plan to repave more sidewalks, funded by Measure A, and tout low unemployment and low crime rates.

As mentioned in his op-ed last week, Garcia is expected to speak about preparing for “the biggest event that will ever take place in Long Beach—the 2028 Summer Olympics.”

This year, the city’s first permanent homeless shelter is expected to open in the summer while the new bridge at the Port of Long Beach will replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge.

The State of the City address is free and will feature food trucks to dine from at the Terrace Theater Plaza along with musical performances inside the theater. The reception begins at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. RSVP here. See a livestream of the event on the city’s YouTube page here or the city’s official website here.

The Terrace Theater is at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Free parking and bike valet will be provided. Translation is available upon request.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.