Building a Long Beach for Everyone

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Long Beach is a great city with many distinct neighborhoods. I believe that every citizen and every neighborhood deserves quality of life, public safety, and an opportunity to thrive.

Over the past four years, as 9th District Councilmember and now Vice Mayor, together we’ve worked to change the culture of city hall to be smarter, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods, businesses, and Long Beach’s working families.

We’ve fought to protect and restore vital public safety services with the restoration of Paramedic Rescue 12 and other key public safety resources, ensuring better response times in North Long Beach and across the city.

We’ve transformed our neighborhoods, with miles of new protected bike lanes, new murals across the corridors, new development on the horizon, and the new state-of-the-art Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, delivered on time and under budget.

And with the creation of the new Long Beach Office of Equity and the launch of the first Participatory Budgeting initiative in Southern California, we’ve worked hard to ensure every Long Beach neighborhood is treated fairly and has a seat at the table.

That’s what creating a more equitable city is about.

Together, we can continue to build a Long Beach for everyone. 

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    Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson Sets Fundraising Record

    Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson has raised $70,030.62 for his re-election campaign to represent the 9th district on the Long Beach City Council.

    Since announcing his re-election on May 19th, supporters have rallied around Richardson to ensure he has the financial support needed for the upcoming campaign.

    “I’m grateful to my family, friends, neighbors, and supporters for contributing and being a part of my re-election campaign. We’re off to a record-breaking start and I want to thank everyone for helping provide the resources we need to run a successful campaign,” said Vice Mayor Richardson. “Because of your hard work, we will continue our fight to ensure that every neighborhood in Long Beach is treated fairly, and make our city work smarter, be more inclusive, and responsive to the needs of residents.”

    Richardson received contributions from 286 supporters with an average contribution of $244.86. His total fundraising amount is the most raised in the first reporting period in city council history.

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    Rex Richardson Seeks Re-election to Long Beach City Council

    Vice Mayor to Continue Building on Track Record of Change in North Long Beach

    Rex Richardson announced that he will be seeking a second term to represent North Long Beach on the City Council. In his announcement video, Richardson expressed his excitement about the changes in the community that have been accomplished through working together.

    These accomplishments include spearheading the effort to restore Paramedic Rescue 12 and protect vital public safety services and leading the construction and opening of the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. He advocated for Measure A, the largest infrastructure program in a generation, and secured millions to improve the Houghton Park Community Center.

    Under Richardson’s leadership, North Long Beach has safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians, more jobs and small businesses opened, and stronger civic engagement.

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