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Vice Mayor Rex Richardson is proud to announce the launch of a new monthly “pop-up” gathering, #PopUPTown Social, in partnership with the Uptown Business Improvement District and Roxanne’s Events. #PopUPTown Social celebrates local artists and music, local residents, local food, and local Uptown pride.

#PopUPTown will launch on Thursday, May 25th, from 5:30-8:30 PM in the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Learning Garden, and will continue the 4th Thursday of each month.  The events will feature live local entertainment, Roxanne’s beer and wine garden, fresh produce, an array of food, dessert, and goods vendors, and a kids' activity.  Residents are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and come have a good time with the community.

“Based on the success of other signature programming like the Uptown Jazz Festival, #ActivateUptown, and Village Fest, we are proud to bring these #PopUPTown monthly micro-socials to North Long Beach,” said Vice Mayor Richardson.  “By using place-making as a means to activate space along the North Atlantic Avenue business corridor, we are setting the stage for new developments and improvements coming to our community very soon.”

Vice Mayor Rex Richardson's Weekly Letter

Dear Friends, 


April showers, brings May flowers. Guess what... they also bring potholes. 

In recent months, we've experienced rain and wind that has left quite a few potholes and debris in our neighborhoods. Help us keep our community clean, and beautiful by taking the 9th District Spring Cleaning Challenge!

During the entire month of May, take the challenge by reporting all issues concerning dumped items, pot holes, graffiti, and other basic maintenance issues in District 9.

Keeping our communities clean and our neighborhoods thriving is a team effort, and we need everyone to be a part of this process. See below for prizes and details. Share your progress with us on social media using the hashtag, #D9SpringClean!

Prizes for Neighborhood Associations and Individuals:

  • The resident who reports the most items will be recognized at the end of the month.
  • The Neighborhood Association with the most items reported in May will receive up to $500 in supplies or materials for a neighborhood improvement project.

Ways To Submit a Spring Cleaning Report:

1. Download the “Go Long Beach” smart phone application.

2. Call the 9th District office at (562) 570-6137 or email

3. Submit an item at

 The GoLongBeach App limits users to 20 submissions, per category, per day. If you wish to submit more than 20 issues in a given category on a given day, you can still do so by calling the issues in to our office, or submitting on the InsideDistrict9 website. 

GoLongBeach App Tip: If there are several of the same issue all on one street, please submit just one case and include in the notes section that there are several pot holes along the same road, or several graffiti tags on the same wall, etc.

Let's do this Uptown, see you in the streets!


Vice Mayor Rex Richardson