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CARLISLE TO ATTEND U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

(Wed., Jan. 11, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle will attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors 80th Winter Meeting next week in Washington D.C. to discuss job creation, economic development, visa waivers for visiting tourists, environmental protection, workforce housing, transportation, criminal justice and other subjects with mayors from throughout the nation.

Carlisle will also meet in Washington with Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff to discuss the continued progress of Honolulu’s rail transit project. 

On the way to Washington, the mayor will meet in Los Angeles on Friday with studio executives from Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television, 20th Century Fox Television and film industry decision-makers to promote Oahu as a premiere location for film and television production. The industry is a proven job-creator that’s important to Hawaii’s economy, Carlisle said.

He will attend the 17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, which has honored made-in-Hawaii film “The Descendants” with seven nominations, and will meet with the Association of Film Commissioners International board of directors to discuss issues to consider at the Conference of Mayors meeting. 

Carlisle will return on Friday, January 20. 

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Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.