Long Beach, California

2012 Long Beach StateoftheCity

Long Beach mayor

Mayor Bob Foster StateoftheCity January 9, 2012

Thank you all for being here tonight.

Special thank you to Reverend Claudette Brown for the invocation.

Thanks to tonight's musical performers: the music outside by the Panjammas Steel Drum Band from Cabrillo High School, the music inside spun by Heber Siqueiros, and to Kameron Greene, the terrific vocalist on the national anthem. Thank you all.

Upon its completion in 2013, the Downtown Courthouse named in your honor will give well-deserved recognition to one of Long Beach's finest citizens.

Student Report 2012 Long Beach StateoftheCity

long beach student

Student Report LongBeach StateoftheCity January 9, 2012

On January 9, 2012, Mayor Bob Foster stood before the citizens of Long Beach City and delivered his State of the City Address, a speech intended to “inform the citizenry of the condition of our City.” The Center Theater’s auditorium held an excited group of honorable figures all anxiously awaiting the Mayor’s speech. Opening remarks by former Governor George Deukmejian with his “one clap” introduction of the Mayor’s guests of honor was exceptionally funny, interesting, and well-paced.