To the Los Angeles Angels Baseball Organization:
We represent a diverse group of people, organizations and businesses from across Long Beach who all agree that our Downtown is the perfect new home for the Los Angeles Angels. Long Beach is booming with billions of dollars in private investment. More than 5,000 new homes are currently in development along with new hotels, restaurants and other amenities that will complement the already vibrant downtown. You could not pick a more beautiful spot or a better city for your team.
It is the only urban core whose waterfront is located on the Pacific between San Francisco and San Diego. The proposed location for the ballpark provides spectacular views of the Southern California coastline and amazing amenities. It will immediately become the most beautiful ballpark in Major League Baseball.
Long Beach is ideally located adjacent to Orange County and with easy access to the rest of LA County via three freeways and the Metro Blue Line. It is considered the most pedestrian and bicycle friendly city in Southern California and is ranked in the top 10 nationally. The proposed site provides easy access to shopping, entertainment, nightlife and more than 130 quality restaurants serving cuisines from around the world. The vibrant blending of urban amenities with the welcoming atmosphere of a seaside community makes this a perfect home for the Angels.
But Long Beach offers much more than just its Downtown. It is the second largest city in the county and larger than 11 cities that currently house a major league baseball franchise including Kansas City, Miami, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Minneapolis. Long Beach is already a major city and prepared to work with the entire organization to make this your home for the 21st Century.
We stand ready to assist with your relocation and welcome you home to Long Beach.
Kraig Kojian, President & CEO, Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Jeremy Harris, ACE & Senior Vice President, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
List of Signators:
Randy Gordon, President & CEO, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Allan Pullman, founding Principal, Studio One Eleven
Heather Rozman, Executive Director, Long Beach Hospitality Alliance
Chris Atkinson, Managing Partner, Pacific Property Partners
Michael Genthe, Managing Director, Maple Construction
Debra Fixen, General Manager, Shoreline Village
Allison Kripp, Owner, Den Salon
Jeffrey B. Allen, CEO, Raintree Partners
Johanna M. Cunningham, Founder & CEO, National Short-Term Rental
Kurt Schneiter, Property Owner: Maverick Investment, Q BBQ and Olympix Gym
David Copley, Partner, The Auld Dubliner
Tony Shooshani, Managing Member, The Streets Long Beach Center LLC. & Chair of Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Todd J. Lemmis, Founding Partner, Pacific 6 Enterprises LLC.
Debra A. Johnson, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Long Beach Transit
Samuel J Pierzina, Associate, Ensemble Investments
Bob Foster, Former Mayor, City of Long Beach
Gregory Steinhauer, President, American Life
John Howard, Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-a at the Long Beach Towne Center & Chair of Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Gary Delong, Former Council Member, President/CEO, TMSI
John Bishop, Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Care
Chris Wacker, CEO, Laserfische
Trent Bryson, Chief Executive Officer, Bryson Financial
Carolyn Caldwell, FACHE, Hospital President Chief Executive Officer, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center
Aaron Leon, Chief Executive Officer, LD Products
Rhiannon Acree, President, Cambrian Homecare
Michael Miller, President & CEO, International City Bank
Michael Truax, President, TABC, Inc./Toyota
Wayne Slavitt, Founder & CEO, Mobul: The Mobility Store
Heather Summers, Senior Vice President, Marketing, City National Bank
David Babore, Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, City National Bank
Kevin Peterson, President & CEO, P2S Inc.
John Freeborn, Director Broker Dealer Sales, RK Properties
Robert J. Stemler, Senior Attorney, Keesal Young & Logan
Victor Gonzales, Partner, Holthouse, Carlin, & Van Trigt