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MAYOR HANNEMANN TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC RECOVERY,
Mayor Mufi Hannemann will join other mayors in Washington D.C. and Chicago early next week to meet with key members of Congress about the nation’s economy, the needs of America’s cities, and Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics.
“Fixing our economy and creating jobs are top priorities as we move forward with a new presidential administration,” Mayor Hannemann said. “Through the U.S. Conference of Mayors,
Mayor Hannemann will join U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Monday to release the conference’s second comprehensive report on ready-to-go infrastructure improvements in its “MainStreet Economic Recovery” plan.
The mayors will then meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other congressional leaders to discuss city infrastructure needs and President-elect Obama’s national economic recovery plan.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors plan calls for investing in public transportation, roads, environmentally sustainable “green-jobs,” school modernization and economic development. The initial report, announced last month, included 4,600 one-year projects in 153 cities, worth $25 billion.
The package to be announced Monday will include approximately 15 additional projects for
“We know what our needs are, and we know how to get things done,” Mayor Hannemann said. “We can, and will, turn this economy around.”
The games are expected to enhance the nation’s international image and boost its travel industry by filling 40,000 hotel rooms and drawing world attention to
“Holding the Olympics in
Mayors Hannemann and Daley, who co-chair the U.S. Conference of Mayors Olympic Task Force, will name 12 other mayors and 9 business leaders to an Executive Steering Committee to help guide the new task force, which will meet in
The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution in support of
Mayor Hannemann will return to
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|Friday, December 05, 2008|