December 5, 2004 |
Washington Mayor Anthony Williams won election as president of the National League of Cities, an organization of municipal officials. The league counts more than 18,000 cities and towns among its members and lobbies for their interests on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. At his swearing-in in Indianapolis, Williams promised to pursue "an advocacy agenda" focused on domestic security, education, public safety and affordable housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
Long Beach Councilwoman Jenny Oropeza has been elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors. Oropeza was the only Californian elected to the 48-member board after a competitive nomination process last week at the league's annual conference in Philadelphia. "The National League of Cities will be the voice of the nation's cities in the coming century," Oropeza said. "I am honored and enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent the interests of Long Beach."
March 11, 1996 |
The head of the National League of Cities urged President Clinton and Congress to agree on a balanced budget this year. "The federal government cannot be allowed to pass the buck," said league President Greg Lashutka, who is mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He addressed about 3,000 officials at the group's annual convention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 |
The City Council recently allocated $11,831 for membership in the National League of Cities, a program that helps train council members on legislative and policy matters. The council also allocated $361,970 of Federal Empowerment Zone funds to several city recreation programs.
January 9, 1990 |
Drug problems worsened last year in 58% of the nation's cities, making the issue the top worry of urban leaders, a survey by the National League of Cities said. Fewer than one city in 10 reported making headway in the war on drugs. Alan Beals, league executive director, said in Washington that rather than going to the states, the $2.2 billion in federal drug aid is "needed in our cities where the war against drugs is being fought."
December 10, 2006 |
The new president of the National League of Cities says he'll try to focus national attention on the effect of media violence on children. Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, who was elected at the group's national convention in Reno, said a growing body of research showed a link between aggressive behavior and exposure to violence in video games, television shows, movies and songs. The league's annual convention drew more than 5,000 mayors and other city officials.