National Community Development Week is Coming Up April 17-22

From April 17 – 22, cities, counties, and states will celebrate National Community Development Week.  National Community Development Week is designed to draw attention to the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This annual event started in 1986, and now in its 31st year, regularly has hundreds of communities participating each year. [...]

By |2017-04-04T16:30:30-05:00April 3, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

53 Organizations Join Together To Maintain Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

In a letter dated March 29, 53 organizations joined together to urge congressional leaders to maintain the tax-exemption of municipal bonds as they consider tax reform legislation. The United States Conference of Mayors and other organizations signing the letter explained that for over 100 years, tax-exempt municipal bonds have been used to finance the vast [...]

By |2017-04-03T13:59:30-05:00March 31, 2017|Metro Economies, Updates|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Meet with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

The leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, Major Cities Chiefs Association and Police Executive Research Forum met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 29 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the President’s January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order.  They requested the meeting shortly after the President signed the Executive Order. [...]

Mayors Testify Today on Environmental Priorities, Push for Brownfields and Integrated Planning Legislation

Conference of Mayors Brownfields Chair Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray and Rialto (CA) Mayor Deborah Robertson testified on March 28, regarding Conference of Mayors environmental priorities. Mayors Bollwage and Robertson testified on reauthorizing the brownfields law on the House side while Mayor Gray encouraged the Senate to pass new legislation that [...]

By |2017-03-28T16:03:20-05:00March 28, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|