Long Beach Mayor-elect Rex Richardson believes city must renew commitment to residents

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Long Beach faces many of the same challenges as Los Angeles, from housing and homelessness to pollution and public safety. Photo by Shutterstock.

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli. 

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.