Metro Economies

About the Committee

The Metro Economies Standing Committee considers and votes on policy resolutions in response to a broad variety of budget, tax, financial and intergovernmental issues that impact local governments and usually require a federal administrative, regulatory or legislative fix. The Committee adopts policy resolutions urging support for: preserving the autonomy of state and local budget and tax systems; increasing federal assistance for state and local governments during economic downturns (such as the passage of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund and the American Rescue Plan); making the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent; repealing the $10,000 annual cap on federal income-tax deductions for state and local taxes; preserving the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds; and permanently extending the New Market Tax Credit program.

The Committee also considers and votes on policy resolutions related to the decennial and other census counts, veterans affairs, defense and community relations, postal services and other areas.


Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez

Mayor Paige Cognetti
Scranton | Chair

Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez

Mayor Tim Keller
Albuquerque | Vice Chair

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Adopted Policies

During the Conference’s Annual Meeting every June, standing committees recommend policy positions they believe should be adopted by the organization. At this time, every member attending the Annual Meeting is given the opportunity to discuss and then vote on each policy resolution. Each city, represented by its mayor, casts one vote. The policy positions adopted at the Annual Meeting collectively represent the views of the nation’s mayors and are distributed to the President of the United States and Congress.

Search all Metro Economies Standing Committee resolutions dating back to 1992 using the search bar, or view the resolutions passed by Annual Meeting below.

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