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U.S. mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

U.S. mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change U.S. mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change
Sandy Vega | 26 June, 2017, 03:43

According to the Sierra Club analysis, if cities belonging to the U.S. Conference of Mayors were to move to 100 percent clean and renewable electricity, it would reduce electric sector carbon emissions by more than that of the five worst carbon polluting U.S. states combined. Trust me, we can make the deal. Landrieu said cities - like states - want to avoid a scenario where "they send us the responsibility" but don't "send us the money".

"There's near unanimity in this conference that climate change is real and that humans contribute to it", Cornett said.

Such efforts, Landrieu and his colleagues say, aren't about "resistance" to Trump or boosting individual profiles. "It's just that we can't depend on our national government anymore".

When Trump announced the US withdrawal from the agreement, he pledged to "begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or a really entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers". But Cornett, a Republican, and Landrieu, a Democrat, emphasized that many cities don't have the financial standing to do what other cities have done on their own. He is the fifth New Orleans Mayor to hold that office.

"When we lost presidential leadership we gained the cities' momentum", said Garcetti. They're also alarmed at the president's proposal to eliminate community development block grants, a 40-year-old program that provides $3 billion in direct funding to cities. Those problems, she said, morph into more expenses for emergency rooms and the criminal justice system.

The bill has mayors from both parties anxious, de Blasio said.

Whaley is among the Democrats running OH governor. Cornett is among several candidates in Oklahoma's Republican gubernatorial field.

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"Local government is the most functional, and cities are where people see that action affecting their daily lives", Whaley said.

He continued, "The Mayor's lack of engagement and complete disregard for the people who serve this city, its residents and its visitors, shows that he is not suited to lead an global city like Miami Beach, much less any larger government entity".

Of course, Whaley acknowledges, even a wave of former mayors storming statehouses and Capitol Hill won't mean those institutions have to answer calls about pot holes, police response times and garbage pick-up.

"They have no repercussions", Whaley said, "for being dysfunctional".

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