My name is Robert Fox and I’m running for City Council, for the 2nd District of Long Beach, in order to restore your voice. For too long, the residents and businesses of the 2nd District have been ignored by city officials, who pursue policies that benefit the few, the downtown special interests who pull their strings, but are burdensome to the rest of us.
Conflicts of interest, unsafe road diets, more congestion, less parking, more density, and fighting for counterproductive rent-raising gentrification policies are just some of the ways our current councilperson and city officials work against us, instead of for us.
It’s time to stop the insanity and elect someone with common sense who cares about the future of our neighborhoods more than getting a headline for a special interest group or political insider.
But it’s not enough just to complain. I’m offering real solutions to our problems, and I want to work with our residents, neighborhoods, and businesses to move the 2nd District forward, not just for the few, but for every resident.
I am running for the people. People deserve a government that listens to them. People deserve to have their needs met so that they can prosper. If the goal of City Hall is to destroy small businesses and diminish the ability of people to commute and earn an income, then it is time to reform our local government.
I’m a 35+ year resident, homeowner, and local businessman who has worked to improve Long Beach and the 2nd District for decades. Vote for me on November 3rd to bring truth, transparency, and accountability, back to local government. Let’s tell the truth to each other, advocate for policy-making that is inclusive of the people, and hold our city officials accountable when they try to pull the wool over our eyes.
Our District deserves a Councilperson that promotes community-driven government, and I will make that my highest priority.
My 36 Years of Community Service
- 2nd District Resident for 36 years.
- Board Member, Beach Area Concerned Citizens, representing the westside of
- Founding Co-president Bixby Park Neighborhood Group with Julia Huntsman
- Founding President, Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association
- Executive Board, Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association
- Founding President, Broadway Business Corridor Association (still serving 8th term as elected President)
- Founding Member of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations (128 members)
- Founding Chairman, Council of Business Organizations (44 members) 2 terms
- Member, Business Roundtable, chaired by Diane Creel (recommended change from yellow to white streetlights)
- Member, Strategic Plan Task Force ,1987
- Member Long Beach Economic Partnership
- Member, Business License Fee Review Committee
- Member, Long Beach Community Partnership
- Chairman, Business License Fee Committee
- City of Long Beach Building and Planning Department
- Chairman, Permit and Fee Reduction and Finance Committee
- Member, Sign Ordinance Review Committee
- Member, Commercial Zoning Task Force
- Member, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Business License Fee Reform Committee
- Executive Board, The Community Homeless Connection, representing the Business Community, (recommended creation of the Multi-Service Center for the Homeless in conjunction with LAHSA.)
- Homeless Summits 1-4
- Former Vice President, Eastside Police Advisory Committee (interim president)
- Hosted the Annual Picnic for EPAC
- Member, Beach Citizens for Long Beach Neighborhood Association
- Honorary Chairman, Reorganization of Beach Citizens for Long Beach, 1998
- Member, Youth Development Agency, Loretta Djalatta, Chair
- Member, PALS Program, Whittier Elementary
- Member, Human Rights Campaign
- Member, Lambda Democratic Club
- Executive Board, Just Five Organization
- Member, Long Beach Community Business Network
- Member, 3rd District Neighborhood Advisory Council
- Former Board of Directors, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Long Beach
- Publisher, The Broadway News, Monthly Business Newspaper of Small Business
- Organized March for Peace, (responding to murders on 4th and 7th Streets)
- Organized and Hosted “Day of Tolerance” and Candlelight march, promoting understanding for our diverse community within the City.
- Founded “Art in the Park”, a Fund-raiser for the 7th Street Community Police
- Center and the Bixby Park Safety Center.
- Participated in the East Village Celebration of the Arts (Artist)
- Organized the Broadway Bazaar (to promote the commercial district from Alamitos to Ximeno)
- Participated in Hot Summer Nights Coalition, Citywide.
- Host of 2nd District Leaders and Presidents Dinner
- Host of Annual 2nd District Holiday Celebration Potluck for all members of the neighborhood associations.
- Keynote Speaker at the formation of the North Long Beach Business Association
- Leader/Host of Financial Recovery Seminars
- Lecturer for Community Block Grant Funded Career Training Courses at Shore
Solutions Computer Training Center