A Vision for the Future

Dear Friend,

I am proud to share with you the Mayoral Transition Team Report and Recommendations.  This report, the result of 3 months of hard work by a diverse selection of highly engaged community members, outlines many of my priorities for moving Long Beach forward. It covers a breadth of issues including economic development, sustainability, civic engagement, and other areas important to our city.

The recommendations also include a section about one of the most important elements of our city’s success, and one that is near and dear to me personally – education.

I am excited to announce that our first major initiative, to be launched in October, will be to convene an educational collaborative that includes Cal State Long Beach, City College, and LBUSD, and to begin work on expanding the Long Beach Promise as well as doubling the number of internships in the City for Long Beach students. Education is the key to a strong, prepared workforce and an engaged, informed citizenry, and I am committed to maintaining a strong relationship with our outstanding educational institutions. I am glad to report that the Transition Team shares my vision of strengthening our schools and supporting our students.

I am extremely grateful to the 21 members of our community who volunteered their time, energy, and expertise in support of this process. Their vision and commitment have been indispensable in laying a foundation for the next four years. I know that they will continue to serve the City in many capacities, and I want to thank them publicly for their invaluable contributions.

I particularly want to thank the Team’s Chair, Doug Otto. Doug’s wisdom and insights have been especially helpful and his many hours of hard work deserve all our gratitude.

Please take some time to read their recommendations, and know that we have already begun working on many of these important goals and projects. It’s going to be a great four years.

Click here to read the report.

Go Long Beach

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