Meet Robert

Dr. Robert Garcia, 37, is an accomplished educator and the 28th Mayor of Long Beach. Mayor Garcia has taken a leadership role in economic development and investing in technology. He is committed to moving Long Beach forward by attracting tech and green jobs, creating new educational partnerships, and making government more efficient.

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Our Promise: A Year of Free Tuition

Sep 29, 2015
The Long Beach College Promise has been an incredibly successful initiative and has won national recognition for the support it gives to Long Beach students, including a free semester of tuition at Long Beach City College. One of my first...

A Balanced & Inclusive Conversation about the Minimum Wage

Sep 25, 2015
A few weeks ago, the Long Beach City Council moved forward with a Minimum Wage and Business Incentive Study to be conducted by the independent and well respected Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). The report is intended to be...

Welcoming Pope Francis at the White House

Sep 22, 2015
I am deeply honored to be in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of President Obama and the First Lady to help them welcome Pope Francis on his first official visit to the United States. I will join the President and...

Introducing the Queen Mary Task Force

Sep 17, 2015
The Queen Mary is one of our city’s most important assets, and the land surrounding the ship has the potential to transform our downtown and waterfront. Today, I announced the membership of the 12 person Queen Mary Land Development Task Force,...