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State, Local Governments Applaud Introduction of Remote Sales Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – today issued the following statement on [...]

By | 2017-04-28T15:04:59+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room|

State, Local Governments Urge Congress to Preserve State and Local Tax Deduction and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds in Tax Reform Efforts

Washington – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – issued the following statement on President [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:08:38+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room, U.S. Metro Economies|

Mayor Wahler Pushes Top Priorities During New Jersey Conference of Mayors

Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler addressed over 150 mayors at the 54th New Jersey Conference of Mayors on Thursday, April 27 in Atlantic City, NJ.  As Chair of the Membership standing committee for the United States Conference of Mayors, Wahler discussed key priorities that the New Jersey and USCM share: protecting tax-exempt municipal bonds, state and local [...]

By | 2017-04-27T17:17:40+00:00 April 27, 2017|Membership, News, Updates|

Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Urges FCC to Respect Local Rights

When USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin isn’t fighting to save our tax-exempt municipal bonds, he is a leader on communications issues in his capacity as the Transportation and Communications Committee Vice Chair for Communications. On Tuesday, April 25, he met with fellow South Carolinian and friend, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, as [...]

By | 2017-04-26T16:44:17+00:00 April 26, 2017|Transportation and Communications, Updates|

Senators McCain and Flake Introduce Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R) on April 25 introduced S.930, the Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act, to require the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a website containing detailed information about customer rates and agency expenditures. The bill would also require WAPA to produce an annual summary of rate and [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:27:50+00:00 April 26, 2017|Energy, Updates|

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order Sanctuary Cities Provisions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The nation’s mayors applaud today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which granted San Francisco and Santa Clara [...]

Mayors, Chief Manger Discuss Immigration Issues with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In an April 25 meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Conference Vice President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that the first priority for mayors and police chiefs is keeping America safe. He commented that police-community relations is an important part of accomplishing this and that every day local police are working with federal [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Attleboro (MA) and Fort Wayne (IN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Attleboro (MA) Various social service agencies in Attleboro depend on block grant funds to sustain existing services. Over $300,000 has been appropriated to support agencies in the past 5 years servicing over 3,000 low-income Attleboro [...]

Homeland Security Leadership, Mayors Seek Clarity On Immigration Issues

Concluding a nearly two-hour April 24 meeting with top immigration leadership from the Department of Homeland Security, Conference Vice President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discussed the need to find consistency and clarity around key issues among DHS, the Justice Department, and the White House. On those issues, he summarized that the mayors and [...]

By | 2017-04-25T13:39:09+00:00 April 25, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Updates|

Nation’s Mayors to Meet With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. –  A delegation of the nation’s mayors will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, April 25th at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions [...]

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer Receives GRO1000 Award

Mayor Ted Winterer and the City of Santa Monica are one of four cities receiving the 2017 GRO1000 Garden and Green Space Award. The three-year grant will fund the final stages of revitalization to Ishihara Park, a community greenspace designed to connect area residents to nature in an urban setting. The park transformed land formerly [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Santa Fe (NM) and St. Louis (MO)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Santa Fe, NM In 2009, the City of Santa Fe utilized CDBG funds to provide solar lights in three low/mod income Census tract parks:  Monica Lucero, Salvador [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on New York (NY) and Cincinnati (OH)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Here are two more CDBG Works examples from New York City and the City of Cincinnati, both showing how CDBG dollars are revitalizing neighborhood housing and businesses [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:28:36+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Rochester (NY) and Bremerton (WA)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Cities fund a variety of CDBG projects, ranging from housing to economic development to essential public services. Below are two CDBG WORKS projects from Rochester, NY and [...]

By | 2017-04-19T09:50:44+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grant Funding

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week:   Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am ET  Washington, D.C. –  During National Community Development Week, which runs from April 17-21 and highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, mayors and local leaders will host a national press conference call on Wednesday, [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Oklahoma City and Madison

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors will be sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation's cities.  Nearly 90 cities have already responded to our CDBG Works survey with examples of successful CDBG projects. If you have not already done so, click here to [...]

By | 2017-04-18T14:02:11+00:00 April 18, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

National Community Development Week Filled With Activities Underway

National Community Development Week 2107 begins today with cities, counties, and states sponsoring activities that will highlight both the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships program. This year’s celebration is more important than ever as it will be a significant response to the Administration’s proposed elimination of both programs in [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:02:42+00:00 April 17, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Mayors Meet in St. Louis to Explore Innovation Districts

The United States Conference of Mayors sponsored a delegation of mayors in St. Louis last week, April 11-12, to explore key components in the development of technology innovation districts. Outgoing St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and officials from the T-Rex incubator and Cortex innovation district hosted the mayors, who were led by Louisville Mayor Greg [...]

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg to Highlight Success of VITA and Free File

EASY, NO COST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AT TAX TIME Free programs help low and middle-income residents file their taxes, claim all benefits and deductions to maximize their refund Washington, DC –  In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as the tax season comes to a close, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet [...]

By | 2017-04-13T16:16:47+00:00 April 13, 2017|Media Advisories|