The Long Beach Register, the city's newest daily newspaper, has endorsed our campaign for Mayor. The editorial board wrote, "Mr. Garcia seems to have a finger on the pulse of the city, rightly focusing his platform on fiscal stability and public safety."
After interviewing 9 candidates for mayor I am proud that they recognized my record of results on the Long Beach City Council, noting "He is well-informed, with keen instincts on the implications of the policy conundrums the council is facing. The decisions he made while serving on the Long Beach City Council can be characterized as smart ones."
As Mayor, I will continue to provide economic leadership for our city. We have gone from budget deficits to a budget surplus and from pension spiking to pension reform. In addition, we have increased our reserves and have begun to pay down our unfunded liabilities. We are turning the corner to better economic times. Still, we all know Long Beach has even greater potential.
The Long Beach Register joins a rapidly growing list of support from throughout the city, including business leaders and grassroots activists who share my vision for the future of Long Beach. I am thankful for their support.
Go Long Beach!
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia