Julian Gold, SoCal Mayors Head To Washington D.C. for U.S. Conference of Mayors
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., Wednesday for the three-day U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 87th Winter Meeting at the Capital Hilton Hotel.
On Wednesday, Garcetti will be among those giving remarks during the opening luncheon, along with Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D- San Francisco.
On Thursday, Garcetti is expected to moderate a discussion titled “Assuring a Full and Fair 2020 Census and Inclusive Immigration Policies,” as he is chair of the Latino Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will speak Wednesday about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. Garcia is the chair of the conference’s Ports and Exports Task Force.
Santa Monica Mayor Gleam Davis will speak Thursday on “Navigating Cities Through the E-Scooter Revolution” as part of a segment on new transportation technologies and opportunities
Other scheduled speakers include Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, gun control advocate David Hogg and four possible Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sens. Cory Booker, D- New Jersey, and Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
About 250 mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more are set to attend the meeting, which will also include sessions on the economy, veterans and renewable energy.
In addition to Garcetti, Garcia and Davis, the mayors from Los Angeles and Orange counties registered for the meeting are Jeffrey Koji Maloney (Alhambra); Harry Sidhu (Anaheim); Dr. Julian A. Gold (Beverly Hills); Thomas Aujero Small (Culver City); Stacey Armato (Hermosa Beach); Donald P. Wagner (Irvine); John Mark Jennings (Laguna Niguel); Peter Chan (Monterey Park); Diane B. Dixon (Newport Beach); Steven Ly (Rosemead); Patrick J. Furey (Torrance); and Tara Campbell (Yorba Linda).