"The incoming Obama administration has promised to bring cities out of the federal policy wilderness to which they have been exiled for the past eight years. And, given the scale of the economic crisis facing the country, it must, for the sake of the country.
This week the Institute for America's Future is asking public officials and grassroots activists to endorse its Main Street Recovery Program, which calls for a two-year, $900 billion investment program to jump-start the real economy.
The Main Street Recovery Program gives the Obama administration an opportunity to address some long-simmering problems highlighted by the Conference of Mayors and other urban organizations. Now is the time to build on their struggle with policies that address their needs-and acknowledges than when we help cities, we help the nation."