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Conference of Mayors

Sacramento Mayor To Lead National Mayoral Group

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that ...

Laura Bassett

Coalition Of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization made up of representatives from about 1,200 cities across the country, voted on Saturday to...

Afghanistan: A Case Study in How Much Easier It Is to Start a War Than to Finish One

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We know that it's easier to start a war than to finish one -- and we are seeing a case study of this in Afghanistan despite the fact that there's a clear, widespread, and growing consensus on the value of us getting out.

Rahm Emanuel Gets Warm Welcome At Conference Of Mayors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Chicago

BALTIMORE -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel was warmly embraced at his U.S. Conference of Mayors debut here, partly because of his celebrity, but more important t...

Lucia Graves

What's The Best Way To Tackle Climate Change At The Local Level?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than 40 of the world's largest cities have reported their greenhouse gas emissions along with a comprehensive analysis of any clima...

Want A Successful Stimulus? Reactivate Obama's Grassroots Operation in Cities

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Why not set up stimulus accountability outposts of the White House in cities? Obama came into office with a metro mandate and now is the time to claim it.

Getting Steamy About the Administration's Unrequited Love

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

America's mayors, as Politico puts its, are "steamed" about the White House's decision to pull hundreds of administration officials out of last weeken...

Candidates Must No Longer Ignore America's Metro Areas

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Increasingly, the challenges facing suburbs are the same ones facing cities. The politics that used to divide metro areas have collapsed. Indeed, in this election, suburban voters are up for grabs.

Foreclosures Prompt Cities to Make Plea For Federal Aid

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facing a collapse in the subprime mortgage market that has pockmarked their cities with vacant houses and crippled their budgets, the nation's mayors ...