By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,248)
Transportation, housing and income equality were on the agenda in Boston today as Mayors from all over the country gathered to discuss urging Congress to move past partisanship to provide more locally directed funding to address cities’ needs. Portland’s Mayor Michael Brennan was in attendance according to the city’s Director of Communications Jessica Grondin.
More than 20 mayors from cities large and small convened in Boston for the second meeting of the conference Task Force. It was hosted by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, to discuss municipal best practices in the areas of transportation and housing and ways that federal policy can help close the wage gap and lift individuals and families out of poverty by providing reliable transportation options access to affordable housing and expanded employment opportunities.
“The nation’s mayors cannot stand idly by when Washington does not act. We have an obligation to do what we can from where we sit to address issues of inequality and grow economic opportunities for the people living in cities and their metropolitan areas all over the country,” said Tom Cochran, Conference’s Task Force USCM, CEO and Executive Director.