On Tuesday, BIA staff attended Long Beach's annual State of the City address by Mayor Robert Garcia. The Mayor touted the City's reduced crime rate, infrastructure enhancements, and the continued increase in development. Similarly to last year, the Mayor called out the implementation of inclusionary zoning to address the City’s affordable housing shortfall. BIA-LAV has been working rigorously on this policy with the Mayor and his staff through our Long Beach & South Bay Cities Committee. Please e-mail Director of Government Affairs,Diana Coronado, for more information.