Obama's State-Centric Urban Agenda

Some mayors say the Obama Administration's urban agenda concentrates too much power at the state level.
November 30, 2009, 2pm PST | Nate Berg
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This piece from The Atlantic airs the concerns of big city mayors over the stimulus package's state-centric approach and how the federal government could improve its relations with cities.

"Today's mayors enjoy the same access to President Obama as their predecessors did to FDR, but so far they're seeing different results: deteriorating urban conditions and a stimulus package adapted to the needs of state governors. Interviews with eleven mayors from across the country reveal that big-city chiefs are waiting anxiously to see whether the first big-city president in decades will treat cities as central to his agenda."

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Published on Monday, November 30, 2009 in The Atlantic
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