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September 2, 1991 | from Associated Press
The head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said Sunday that American cities are fast becoming endangered institutions because President Bush and Congress refuse to address acute problems of homelessness, drugs, crime and unemployment. "There has been a really callous indifference towards America's cities," said Raymond L. Flynn, two-term mayor of Boston and president of the mayors' organization.
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September 2, 1991 | from Associated Press
The head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors said Sunday that American cities are fast becoming endangered institutions because President Bush and Congress refuse to address acute problems of homelessness, drugs, crime and unemployment. "There has been a really callous indifference towards America's cities," said Raymond L. Flynn, two-term mayor of Boston and president of the mayors' organization.
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April 3, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Complaining that their cities could be overrun by unsightly satellite dishes, the United States Conference of Mayors urged the federal government not to abrogate their power to restrict where dishes can be erected. The FCC rule, scheduled to take effect this month, preempts "unreasonable" restrictions on all satellite dishes, making it easier for people or companies to install them in back yards, roofs or elsewhere.
NEWS
June 20, 1991
West Hollywood was honored this week by the United States Conference of Mayors for AIDS services it has provided to residents since incorporating in 1984. The city received a City Livability Award for its efforts. The award honors mayors and cities that develop programs that enhance the livability of their communities. Mayor John Heilman announced the award during Monday night's City Council meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1990 | HUGO MARTIN
Oxnard Mayor Nao Takasugi has been selected by the United States Conference of Mayors to be one of six mayors participating in a conference of American and Japanese mayors in Japan this month. During the May 12-15 conference, Takasugi will join the mayors of Houston, Tex.; Kansas City, Mo.; Macon, Ga.; Newark, N.J., and Evanston, Ill., to meet with Japanese mayors in Tokyo, Chiba City, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Sapporo.
NEWS
June 16, 1988
Because of concerns about absenteeism at city commission meetings, the City Council voted 3 to 1 to require dismissal of board members who miss more than 25% of the meetings during a year. "It won't affect those stalwart, dedicated commissioners," said Councilman Barry L. Hatch. Before the council took the action Monday, several commissioners expressed displeasure over the proposal. Patricia Chin, vice chairman of the Planning Commission said: "You are not making allowances . . .
BUSINESS
January 23, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Wal-Mart announced Thursday it would create a $10-million fund to help support and spur innovation in U.S. manufacturing.  Bill Simon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s U.S. president, outlined some of the details of the fund at t he United States Conference of Mayors' winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The five-year program will launch in March and will be conducted in collaboration with the mayors' conference, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said. ...
NEWS
December 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
America's tolerance for the hungry and homeless is declining as a growing needy population outstrips cities' ability to help, the United States Conference of Mayors said today. Its annual report of hunger and homelessness in 30 cities concluded that many people, irritated by panhandlers and despairing of a solution to what appears to be an intractable problem, are losing patience with the needs of the homeless.
NEWS
December 17, 1996 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing anxiety over the effect of federal welfare reform on conditions in America's urban centers, big-city mayors are predicting that demand for emergency food and shelter services will increase next year. A survey of officials in 29 big cities paints "a bleak picture of the impact that welfare reform, food stamp cuts and immigrant benefit cuts will have on hunger and homelessness," states the new report by the United States Conference of Mayors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1988 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
What happens when you take, say, $30 billion from the nation's annual defense budget and transfer it to national urban programs? If you're a resident of Chicago, according to a study released Thursday by the United States Conference of Mayors, it means "a strong net economic gain in jobs, income, investment and overall economic activity."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa huddled Thursday with Democratic leaders from Congress to discuss his Spanish-language response to the president's State of the Union address next week, and there were signs of some disagreement over how to present their case.
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