Faulconer to Discuss Jobs and Opportunity, Infrastructure and Environment at U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Also Plans to Hold Key Meetings with Federal Agencies on Major San Diego Water Project and Homeless Services while in Washinton, D.C.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego, CA – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer traveled to the nation’s capital this morning for a mayoral summit to discuss job creation, the environment, infrastructure and homelessness. At the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual winter meeting, Mayor Faulconer will represent San Diego as mayors from across the country come together to develop solutions on issues including jobs and education; workforce training; federal immigration reform; water infrastructure; and environmental protection.

“I spoke at last week’s State of the City address about helping San Diegans move into the middle class, improving our infrastructure and water supply, and creating opportunities for San Diegans from all walks of life,” Mayor Faulconer said. “I’ll be meeting with leaders across the country to share how San Diego is leading in these areas, learn what’s working in other cities, and bring back new ideas and solutions to San Diego.”

During his two full days in Washington, D.C., Mayor Faulconer also plans to meet with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on solutions to reduce San Diego homelessness, and with the Environmental Protection Agency on the City of San Diego’s Pure Water recycling project.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is a non-partisan organization of mayors representing nearly 1,400 cities across the country. The USCM seeks to promote the development of effective urban policy; strengthen federal-city relationships; create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information; and develop policy positions representing the nation’s cities that are distributed to the President and Congress.

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