Hello First District Community! First and foremost I would like to invite you to join me in thanking Long Beach Home Living for the incredible work that they do throughout the City of Long Beach to bring the community together. We are a stronger and more united community because of them. This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year because we get to highlight and recognize those who make Long Beach the diverse and unique thriving city that it is. It’s time for the Absolute Best of Long Beach 2022 nominations! It is a beautiful opportunity to highlight and uplift the myriad of wonderful small businesses that keep our local economy strong. These past two years have been the most difficult years but at the same time they also have been the most rewarding because the community has come together to support our local small businesses. I invite you to dine in District 1, shop in District 1 and vote on your favorite local businesses!