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Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Councilwoman Viagran leads the effort for Council Approval Supporting the National League of Cities’ Leading Together Cities Agenda

CONTACT: Ruben G. Lizalde, 210.207.7006
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SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 30, 2020) - Today Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran championed a resolution making San Antonio the first city in Texas and second in the nation supporting the nonpartisan Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. The National League of Cities’ (NLC) Leading Together Cities Agenda reflects Americans’ top priorities and concerns setting out the following four priorities:

  • Building sustainable infrastructure
  • Creating a skilled workforce
  • Ending housing instability and homelessness
  • Ending housing instability and homelessness

 

A bipartisan Presidential Election Task Force was formed to ensure the priorities of our nation’s communities are discussed during the presidential election. This task force was comprised of 28 local elected officials from across the nation which included Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran as the only local leader representing the state of Texas who helped craft the agenda. The 2020 Cities Agenda was first unveiled at NLC’s Annual City Summit Conference this past November in San Antonio to over 4,000 local elected officials and municipal leaders.

 

“Working with this diverse group, we were able to develop key priorities that urge all candidates running for President to support this nonpartisan agenda and ensure all levels of government take cities priorities seriously,” said Councilwoman Rebecca “This resolution demonstrates that San Antonio is ready to stand with NLC and lead on the shared values and commitments in this agenda.”

 

“These priorities impact us all on all levels of government that need to continue to work together to address these issues,” said Viagran.

 

“Leading together is not just about the commitment of presidential candidates to America’s agenda. Local leaders must also take up the mantle to help grow the spirit of partnership and progress in our nation,” said NLC President Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, Los Angeles, California. “We applaud Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran and the City of San Antonio for taking official and unified action in support of the 2020 Cities Agenda.” Visit citiesagenda.nlc.org to learn more about the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda.

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