MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ meeting (all times local):
U.S. mayors meeting in Florida are urging bipartisan, local leadership at a time when many are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors opened its annual meeting Friday in Miami Beach for the leaders of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said the negativity in political debates at the state and federal levels trickles down to city council and neighborhood meetings. Cornett said the mayors try to maintain bipartisanship and unity on issues such as community block development grants, which he warned the Trump administration not to eliminate.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tropical Storm Cindy’s landfall this week along the Gulf Coast was a reminder of the importance of resilience planning for communities nationwide.
(Corrects that Cornett is mayor of Oklahoma City, not Oklahoma)
More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors opens its annual meeting Friday in Miami Beach. Mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more will discuss plans to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and protect immigrant families.
City leaders will also consider efforts to curb gun violence and safeguard local government and public school funds that face cuts under President Donald Trump’s policies.
The event will feature special guests such as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.
The mayors will vote Monday on policy resolutions to send to federal lawmakers in Washington.
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