Re-Thinking Greater Long Beach is a self-described community-based Think Tank that brings together diverse individuals who volunteer their varied experiences, knowledge, skills, ideas and expertise to build a movement for social action that will improve the lives of all residents of Greater Long Beach. Membership in RTGLB is open to all individuals who have a genuine interest in improving the quality of life for all residents of the greater Long Beach area and who will agree to abide by four guiding principles:
Inclusion—We strive to be inclusive and representative of the diversity of the Greater Long Beach community;
Respect—We demonstrate respect for one another and each other’s perspectives, no matter how different they are;
Democratic—We utilize a decision-making process that is democratic and moves us forward by consensus; and
Community-Centered—We believe that the people most affected by a particular issue or problem have first-hand knowledge and experiences that are critical in devising solution(s). We strive to ensure that the individuals most affected have the greatest voice and power in decisions affecting their lives.
The Atlantic Avenue Corridor in Long Beach, which RTGLB defined as a 1500 foot buffer on either side of Atlantic Avenue from Ocean Boulevard to the Compton city line, was selected as a case study because it represented a cross-section of Long Beach economically, ethnically, socially, culturally and because it intersected several of the Council Districts. The focus was on the current status of issues relating to Education, Poverty, Public Safety and Urban Design along the Corridor, and what actions we as a community could take to improve upon the situations. In what was the third in series of conferences presented by RTGLB, in-depth information was provided to those attending the conference and sessions were arranged for small groups to deliberate, discuss and make recommendations that they could take to improve the quality of life along the Corridor.
Census Demography & Poverty Info
Public Safety Data