Vice Mayor Rex Richardson announced Friday his intent to run for a second term on the Long Beach City Council to represent the North Side and continue his momentum in revitalizing a community that has lagged behind Downtown Long Beach in development.
They saw the Great Wall. They absorbed the culture. And they took away some valuable pointers regarding smooth-running, world-famous Chinese transportation.
Community effort certainly isn’t possible without the support of local businesses, sponsorships, artists and the community’s very own residents when it comes to achieving a common goal: the improvement in quality of life.
Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson and Def Jam Recording Artist Vince Staples announced today the launch of a brand new North Long Beach youth enrichment program. Richardson also announced that new summer programming at Houghton and Ramona parks will double the amount of jobs available through the Hire-a-Youth employment program.
It’s been over eight months since the Long Beach City Council initiated a fund-finding mission to finance a pilot program that aims to provide second chances to low-level offenders through work and education diversion. Last night, the Promising Adults Tomorrow’s Hope (PATH) program received its first outside funding in the form of a $75,000 contribution from The California Endowment, which will allow the city to initiate the program.
Mural and landscaping improvements will soon be seen at Golden State Humane Society in North Long Beach as the first project of Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson’s effort to beautify the area.
Less than a month ago, Councilmember Rex Richardson launched his initiative to beautify parts of District Nine with his Creative Corridor Challenge—asking for Long Beach residents to submit their most creative ideas through October 31.
Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson is inviting Long Beach residents to engage in a new cycle of participatory budgeting, in one of six aptly titled Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assemblies in 2015.
Tomorrow, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson’s office will be launching its new initiative, the Creative Corridor Challenge, to offer residents in District Nine the chance to beautify its corridors with murals, tree planting and more. The launch will take place at the Houghton Park After-School Center at 6:30PM.
Councilmember Rex Richardson’s office announced Thursday its hosting of a second community workshop in Houghton Park this Saturday, where community members will provide feedback in a workshop regarding the Houghton Park Master Plan with Richardson and the Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) and Public Works departments—the second of its kind in a series of workshops aimed at engaging the public.