Obama Courts the Nation's Mayors

By Henry Moroz

This weekend, MayorTV sat down with mayors from ten diverse cities to talk about the need for a national urban agenda and to hear about some of the innovative solutions mayors have developed to confront problems as varied as immigration, the foreclosure crisis, and retaining young people in inner cities. Watch video of interviews with Mayor Douglas Wilder of Richmond, Virginia and Mayor Martin J. Chavez of Albuquerque, New Mexico now on YouTube.

On Saturday, Senator Barack Obama addressed the group and won strong support from the crowd by describing a “new metropolitan reality” that requires investment in cities as drivers of regional economic growth. His plan to create a White House Office on Urban Policy as a “one-stop” shop for the concerns of mayors and local officials created a supportive buzz that dominated conversation throughout the rest of the Conference.

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