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SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 14, 2020) —Today, the Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Committee voted to approve a resolution affirming the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Leading Together Cities Agenda for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. The full City Council is expected to vote on the resolution later this month.
This resolution calls on all presidential candidates to adopt the following four priorities: building sustainable infrastructure, creating a skilled workforce, ending housing instability and homelessness, and reducing gun violence.
“The recommended NLC Leading Together Cities Agenda policy priorities were developed by a bipartisan task force with the National League of Cities to advocate for the needs of municipalities in concert with thousands of other cities across the nation,” said Councilman Peláez, who chairs the IGR Committee.
“As local leaders, we are close to the ground and have a strong understanding of Americans’ top priorities and concerns. Together, we envision an America that fosters strong partnerships between the federal government and local governments to address these priorities,” he continued.
“It is an honor to be part of the National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Task Force that crafted this Leading Together Cities Agenda advancing the priorities of Americas’ communities.” said Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran “Working closely with this diverse group, we were able to develop key priorities that urges all candidates running for President to support this nonpartisan agenda and ensure all levels of government take cities priorities seriously.”
“We have an excellent opportunity to take action and adopt a local resolution that I helped craft and brought forward to IGR today, guaranteeing that our residents’ concerns are being heard by the candidates.” said Viagran.
The National League of Cities is a resource and advocate for the nation’s cities and their leaders; it currently serves more than 2,000 cities of all sizes from across the United States.
Visit NLC.org/citiesagenda to learn more about the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda.