Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors signed a voluntary agreement to reduce carbon emissions in their respective cities, as they did ten years ago, but dropped the provision that they lobby Congress to pass a cap and trade bill to reduce emissions.
Jul 13, 2014   Governing
Mayors from big cities are feeling shortchanged by the federal government, which they say is disproportionately handing out stimulus money to small and rural areas.
Jun 23, 2009   Los Angeles Times
Representatives of the Obama Administration, including VP Biden, were set to be a part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, but they cancelled their appearance so as not to cross a union picket line outside.
Jun 18, 2009   Citiwire.net
<em>Grist</em> lists the top 15 green-leaning mayors in America.
May 5, 2009   Grist
How well mayors and city officials deal with snowstorms is one of the best indicators of how well they can serve their cities, according to this article from <em>Governing</em>.
Dec 28, 2008   Governing
The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, faces a slew of federal charges related to bribery and abuses of power.
Dec 3, 2008   Birmingham News
The mayor of San Francisco delivers his annual state of the city message in ten 45-minute segments on YouTube rather than in person.
Dec 3, 2008   NPR
<p>Almost 200 New Jersey mayors have joined together to oppose new affordable housing requirements that they say their cities can't possibly comply with.</p>
Jul 17, 2008   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Citing the great burden America's cities are bearing due to the war in Iraq, a coalition of Mayors allied with anti-war groups tabled a resolution opposing military action against Iran at the recent Conference of Mayors.</p>
Jun 30, 2008   CommonDreams.org
<p>Building a strong country is reliant on strong urban regions, according to Senator Barack Obama, who recently spoke with a conference of U.S. mayors about the importance of urban growth. Federal funding, however, will be limited, he said.</p>
Jun 23, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The environmental leadership of mayors in the U.S. offers much hope for the future of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Apr 18, 2008   Metropolis Magazine