June 22-26, 2001

 
 
ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS: URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY

RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT ADOPTION OF H.R. 2207 - A BILL INTENDED TO INCREASE INVESTMENT IN WATER AND WASTEWATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE

WHEREAS, the projected costs for capital improvement and projects in water and wastewater infrastructure are projected to exceed $1 trillion over the next 20 years in order to comply with the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy in the year 2000 in Seattle to seek out innovative ways to help cities finance the construction of new water and wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems and distribution systems; and

WHEREAS, the Urban Water Council has reviewed federal impediments to financing water and wastewater infrastructure including existing environmental and tax policy, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors hereby endorses and urges Members of Congress to support H.R. 2007, which would exempt Private Activity Bonds for water and sewage facilities from the state volume caps in order to increase investment in water and wastewater supply infrastructure.