A New Agenda For America’s Cities

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Today, our nation’s cities, towns and villages commit to Leading Together. On the main stage at the National League of Cities’ City Summit Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, California unveiled the ‘Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda,’ a platform, plan and partnership for the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

This is America’s agenda for a strong, safe and fair nation. Local leaders are calling on the next President to endorse and adopt the following four priorities in the first 100 days of the new administration:

  • Building Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Creating a Skilled Workforce
  • Ending Housing Instability and Homelessness
  • Reducing Gun Violence

Cities are the heartbeat of our nation. The opportunities and challenges facing our communities must be amplified in the race for the White House. We seek a federal partnership that will help us build a brighter future for all cities, towns and villages – committing to the 2020 Cities Agenda is a commitment to achieving that future together.

Today’s announcement rises above partisanship – our work must be founded on respect, partnership, inclusion and accountability. The Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda is the start of something greater.

We look forward to working with the President in 2020 to deliver common-sense solutions that will support all of America’s communities.

To view the full 2020 Cities Agenda, visit nlc.org/citiesagenda.

Headshot_newAbout the Author: Clarence E. Anthony is the CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities. Follow him on Twitter: @ceanthony50.