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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2007
Release No. M-10-07
MAYOR ENDORSES CONFERENCE’S AGENDA FOR CITIES
The Conference of Mayors, holding its 75th Winter Meeting in the capital this week, is calling on the federal government to create a $4 billion Energy and Environment Block Grant program to help cities combat global warming by reducing emissions, improve energy efficiency and reduce dependence on imported oil across the nation.
It’s one of the 10 points in conference’s legislative agenda, which was adopted this week and is available at
“I wholeheartedly endorse our 10-point plan, which is being presented to Congress and to the 2008 presidential candidates,” said Hannemann. “
“In addition, the plan creates opportunities for
During his week in
He also presided over his first meeting as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports and also participated as a member of the Advisory Board of the Conference of Mayors, a post to which his colleagues elected him last year.
At the Tourism Committee meeting, Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, discussed the Big Read program, a new National Education Association initiative to bolster literacy across
Earlier this week, Hannemann met with
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
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