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Rochester mayor heads to Washington

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., this Thursday to attend the 82nd meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, where more than 280 of the nation’s mayors will convene to meet with congressional leaders and administration officials.

The mayors will urge Congress to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to spur job creation and economic growth in America’s cities and metropolitan areas, many of which are still plagued with high unemployment.

Mayors will release economic data showing employment and economic growth projections for 2014 in all of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas. Mayors will also release a clean energy survey highlighting local action in over 250 cities to advance innovative technologies that reduce energy use and consumption.

Other issues topping the agenda include transportation and innovation, as well as the continued threat to tax exempt municipal bonds.