It has been an honor to serve you for the past eight years. We have accomplished great things together in spite of the worst economic times since the Great Depression. We made tough decisions and took bold actions, even when it was politically unpopular. Because of this, our city is stronger.
When I decided not to seek re-election, I knew that there was only one candidate running for mayor I could trust to continue making those tough choices -- that candidate is Vice Mayor Robert Garcia.
Over the past 5 years Robert has worked with me to:
- Bring our crime rate down to its lowest level in more than 41 years.
- Pass historic public employee pension reforms that will save Long Beach taxpayers more than $250 million dollars over the next 10 years.
- Support major construction projects at the Port of Long Beach like Middle Harbor and the Desmond Bridge rebuild which created thousands of long-term jobs while reducing air pollution.
I hope you will join Nancy and me in voting for Robert Garcia to be our next Mayor.
Mayor Bob Foster