Monthly Archives: May 2020

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tragic Events in Minneapolis

Washington, DC —Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the tragic events in Minneapolis: “What took place in Minneapolis should never happen in this country. America’s mayors mourn for George Floyd and grieve with the loved ones he left

By |2020-05-27T21:25:20-04:00May 27, 2020|News|

ADVISORY: America’s Mayors, Fire Fighters Call for Direct Federal Aid to Ensure Public Safety During this Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted police and fire services in cities across the country Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, May 27th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) will hold a media conference call at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the economic reaction on public safety in cities across America. The

By |2020-05-26T16:13:19-04:00May 26, 2020|Media Advisories|

With Millions Of Jobs At Stake, State And Local Government Associations Call On Congress To Approve Aid

Washington, DC—With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments employ nearly 15 million Americans, including teachers and professors, police officers

By |2020-05-20T16:23:00-04:00May 20, 2020|News, Press Room|

Budget Shortfalls Continue to Cause Real Pain for Cities, as Senate Debates Critically Needed Aid

Louisville, Aurora and Tempe Among Cities Experiencing Fiscal Pain Washington, D.C. – As the fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage cities and towns across America, the United States Conference of Mayors is continuing to push for Congress and the Administration to make direct federal assistance available to all cities. Last week,

By |2020-05-22T10:01:02-04:00May 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Consider Changes to the Way it Assesses Community Affordability and Compliance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of finalizing potential changes to the way they calculate and determine how much your city and citizens will be required to spend to comply with Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations that are legally enforceable. EPA was directed by Congress to review and consider revising the

By |2020-05-16T22:54:59-04:00May 16, 2020|Mayors Water Council|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of the HEROES Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the HEROES Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are

By |2020-05-15T22:38:05-04:00May 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Furloughs and Painful Service Cuts: COVID-19 is Having Devastating Effects on Cities Everywhere

U.S. Conference of Mayors Has Launched a Fiscal Pain Tracker to Highlight the Real Challenges Facing Cities Washington, D.C. – The fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is not theoretical – it's manifesting itself in growing numbers of out-of-work city employees and perilous service cuts for residents everywhere. All across the country cities big

By |2020-05-14T14:50:31-04:00May 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Red State Mayors: This Crisis is Devastating Cites Everywhere

In Media Call, USCM Renews Appeal for Direct Funding for Cities of All Sizes Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hosted a media conference call urging Congress to provide direct assistance to cities of all sizes in its next coronavirus response package. The call featured mayors from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and Florida

By |2020-05-13T14:15:19-04:00May 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Introduction of The Heroes Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett on the Heroes Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package introduced today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are grateful

By |2020-05-12T18:40:19-04:00May 12, 2020|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Red State Mayors to Call on Congress to Provide Urgent Aid to Cities

Pandemic has strained resources in cities of all sizes, in every state Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, May 12th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the urgent need for Congress to provide federal assistance to cities of all sizes in its next coronavirus response package. Every city in

By |2020-05-12T18:40:59-04:00May 11, 2020|Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker

New Resource Tracks City-Specific Budget Deficits and Budget-Balancing Measures Including Layoffs, Furloughs and Service Cuts Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched the Mayors COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker, a resource that provides accounts from 150 individual cities of the significant revenue losses cities are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Tracker,

By |2020-05-11T10:38:47-04:00May 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Send Letters to Congressional Leaders Urging Fiscal Assistance for Cities and First Responders

Washington, DC—Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader

By |2020-05-09T13:53:08-04:00May 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and NYU-Affiliated Institutions Announce the Mayors Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation & Health

Will advise mayors, sports, and recreation officials on safe reopening policies Washington, DC—A high-level advisory group of some of the country’s leading public health and sports experts has been established to advise mayors and sports and recreation officials on safe policies and practices as cities reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly-established U.S. Conference of

By |2020-05-07T17:35:15-04:00May 7, 2020|News, Press Room|