If you haven't heard by now, the 2011 State of The City Address is approaching. As a matter of fact, it's January 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. You can read and watch last year's address by going here: 2010 State of The City Address. If you're not familiar what the heck this thing is, consider as a report back to the residents in Long Beach on what our city has accomplished and what people can look forward to in the new year. Think of it as a verbal report card.
This year, some people are expecting to hear more of the "it's going to be tough" stuff. Actually, I won't be surprised because with all the budget cuts going on it appears financial halts on programs and services in numerous areas will continue to be put in place. Most of our CityLifers are in their 20's and 30's and sometimes we are known for "not caring" about certain things. Like politics and local issues. I, for one, know that this couldn't be further from the truth, and maybe we can show that the young people and adults of Long Beach give a damn about the news that will be received by the Mayor. Good or bad.
You might be asking, how you can do that. Well it's pretty simple. Other than attending the event, post a comment on the blog on what you would like to hear Mayor Bob Foster address in his speech. Is it school programs? Green jobs growth? What happened to the Bike Friendly slogan? Gang violence? Police shootings? Is there ANY good news to come in 2011? Let it be known below. As a matter of fact, how well do you think the mayor did this past year?