There has been much speculation about the future plans of Garcia, 41, who is in his second term as mayor.
Garcia is visiting Phnom Penh as well as Singapore and Vietnam over nine days as part of a trade delegation from the Port of Long Beach to Southeast Asia.
Housing and homelessness top the list of issues the mayor said the city needs to tackle in the coming year.
Officially marking his third year in office Saturday, Mayor Robert Garcia took time this morning to meet with members of the media where he highlighted achievements made in the city, focusing on education, civic innovation, economic development and livability.
It was a momentous 4th of July holiday for Mayor Robert Garcia and his partner of nine years, Dr. Matthew Mendez, as Garcia popped the question aboard the Queen Mary Tuesday night.
Mayor Robert Garcia unveiled a new non-profit Thursday which has aims of fundraising to supplement educational programs in the city. The Mayor’s Fund For Education will initially try to tackle the task of increasing access to early childhood education opportunities before addressing some of its broader goals.
A story by the New York Times today listed Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia as part of the “Next Class of California Political Leaders,” alongside State Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Senator-Elect Kamala Harris, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, to name a few.
Mayor Robert Garcia’s Deputy Chief of Staff Daniel Brezenoff will be leaving Garcia’s administration for a new, as yet revealed opportunity, he announced today.
Mayor Robert Garcia flew to the White House yet again this week for a Monday presentation, in which the city was honored for its efforts to curb veteran homelessness.
It’s been two years since Robert Garcia was elected and ordained as the city’s newest mayor. Upon his election, he made history, becoming the first openly gay mayor, and has worked to further a vision he first championed while serving as a city councilmember.