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On Saturday, June 6th, Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson and the Uptown Business District will host the Beach Streets Village Fest at Houghton Park. The headliner for the festival is alternative hip-hop group, “The Pharcyde.”


Councilmember Rex Richardson's Weekly Letter

Dear neighbor,  

The results are in!

During the month of April, 9th District residents participated in the third annual "9th District Spring Cleaning Challenge" where neighbors reported all instances of potholes, graffiti, dumped items, damaged street signs, and other basic maintenance issues. 

This year's Neighborhood Challenge  winner  is the Hamilton Neighborhood Association, who collectively reported a total of 79 issues ranging from graffiti, dumped items, potholes, and more. This neighborhood is awarded a $500 neighborhood improvement grant. Check out additional results from the challenge below.

Secondly, I would like to invite you to take part in an important discussion, entitled "Community Conversations: Opportunity & Justice". The summit will build on the My Brother's Keeper Local Action Summit, and examine opportunities to place a greater focus on at risk 16 to 24 year old youth and young adults.

We will be joined by a number of special guests, including Mayor Robert Garcia, City Prosecutor Doug Haubert, Brent Cohen from the US Department of Justice, and LBUSD Board Member Megan Kerr, among others. For more information, see the flyer below, or please click here!

Lastly, I want to remind you to save the date, Saturday, June 6th, as Atlantic Avenue will be transformed into a large open street event called "Beach Streets Uptown".  The event will open up Atlantic Avenue for biking, walking, shopping, and socializing, by temporarily closing the street to vehicle traffic from 9:00 am to 4:00pm.  The transformation will stretch from Wardlow Rd. to Harding Ave.  As a part of the day long festivities, I will be hosting the "Beach Streets Village Fest" from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Houghton Park.  The music festival will feature musical performances by well-known artist, a skate board competition, delicious food trucks, local vendors, and live broadcasting from a three radio station. 

 Councilmember Rex Richardson