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United States Conference of Mayors
Abbreviation USCM
Formation 1932
Type non-partisan
Headquarters 1620 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Region served
United States
Membership
1,407 United States cities with populations of 30,000 or more
President
Stephen K. Benjamin (Columbia, South Carolina)
Website Official Website

The United States Conference of Mayor is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The cities are each represented by their mayor or other chief elected official. The organization was founded in light of the Great Depression and was formed under Herbert Hoover until its original charter was signed at the Mayflower Hotel on the eve of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The organization is considered part of the 'Big Seven', a group of organisations that represent local and state government in the United States.

Mission[edit]

Barack Obama in a U.S Conference of Mayors meeting in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 21, 2010

The organization serves the following functions: Help develop and promote effective national urban/suburban policy; build stronger and more effective federal-city relationships; monitor the effectiveness of federal policy in terms of its service to urban needs; help mayors develop leadership and management tools; and to create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information.[1] By representing all large municipalities and their leaders in these ways, the conference is speaking for vast majority of the components of the nations economy. According to one of the Conference's own reports, metropolitan areas accounted for 84 percent of the nation's gross domestic product and at the same time generated 84 percent of the nation's employment opportunities.[2]

History[edit]

2011 President, Antonio Villaraigosa
2008 President, Manny Diaz

In 1932, Mayor of Detroit Frank Murphy called a conference of mayors to meet in Detroit, Michigan in June. In the shadow of the depression, he felt it was worthwhile to pursue federal aid for cities. 48 mayors of cities in excess of 100,000 attended.[3] On June 3, two days after the Adjournment sine die of the first conference, Murphy appointed a seven-person commission (including himself) to lobby Washington using the powers vested in him by the conference. Murphy along with Mayor of Boston James Michael Curley, Mayor of Cleveland Raymond T. Miller, Mayor of Milwaukee Daniel Hoan, Mayor of New Orleans T. Semmes Walmsley, Mayor of Minneapolis William A. Anderson, and Mayor of Grand Rapids George W. Welsh traveled to Washington, DC to lobby the federal government for aid.[4] The mayors that went with him urgently pleaded for relief. On June 6 at 10:00 a.m., they met with United States Speaker of the House John Nance Garner (D), Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Henry T. Rainey (D) and Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Bertrand H. Snell (R). They held out hope for a US$5 billion prosperity loan, but made it clear their true need for any relief for the despair of their constituents.[4] At 11:00 a.m., they met with United States Vice President/President of the United States Senate Charles Curtis and other Senate leaders.[5] The presence of the Mayors was unprecedented and despite some Democratic defections, a band of 12 Republicans led by Fiorello LaGuardia enabled the passage of a relief bill by a 205–189 margin.[5] Unfortunately President Herbert Hoover was not receptive to the $1.9 billion scale of the public works plan. However, the mayors were able to convince the President that federal support for local relief efforts was reasonable and this is considered a watershed event.[6] 42 of the 48 states benefited from the newly empowered Reconstruction Finance Corporation.[7] After the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 was signed into law by Hoover, the Conference wrote its charter at the Mayflower Hotel on the eve of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.[1] It held its second meeting in 1933 and formed the permanent United States Conference of Mayors with Murphy as its president.[3]

In 1972, USCM President Mayor of Milwaukee Henry Maier led the crusade for municipal resources at a time when federal grants to state and local governments was escalating rapidly. Richard Nixon started allowing cities to participate in federal revenue sharing. This source of municipal funding relieved cities until the mid-1980s. Jimmy Carter capped revenue payments and Reagan discontinued everything except for CDBGs.[8] The CDBG program has consistently allocated over $4 billion/year to state and local jurisdictions.[9] Currently, CDBG's are being used by 1180 local governments and states.[10] Using provisions in the 1995 Crime Bill, Clinton paid for municipal enforcement authorities on behalf of cities.[11]

The current leadership of the conference is President Stephen K. Benjamin (Columbia, South Carolina),[12] Second Vice President Bryan K. Barnett (Rochester Hills, Michigan),[12] and CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran[12].

Current issues[edit]

During the Presidential transition of Barack Obama in December 2008, The Conference held a news conference along with United States House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar and Congressional Urban Caucus Chairman Chaka Fattah. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that the meeting sought support of the Conferences survey of 11,391 "ready-to-go" infrastructure projects that they hoped to see in a Main Street recovery plan during Obama's first 100 days. According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the $73.1 billion projects had completed the design and approval process and met all political requirement except for the need for funding.[13][14] At the same time the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials called for support for more 5,148 road and bridge infrastructure projects that they categorized as "ready-to-go."[15] Many of the ideas in the mayor proposal became part of the stimulus package.[16]

Another issue that the Conference took issue with in 2008 include the misappropriation of federal funds for municipal anti-terrorism emergency equipment through the Homeland Security Department, which was created in 2003, instead of for municipal police forces and other enforcement officials. On this issue, they stood by the International Association of Chiefs of Police who feel common domestic anti-crime expenditure might better serve the public interest. Since the September 11 attacks federally funded municipal purchases of bomb robots, chem-bio suits and other anti-terrorism equipment have often gone unused while crime is underserved. These organizations are calling for a re-evaluation of the federal grant system.[17] Along with various foreign governments, United States Chamber of Commerce and the Travel Industry Association, the conference also stood against the 2008 Homeland Security Department initiative to fingerprint foreign visitors before they leave the country by airplane.[18] These complaints came a few years after the conference complained that their cities were not receiving an equitable proportion of counterterrorism funding in the first few years after the attacks.[19][20]

The conference has been active in fighting foreclosures and predatory lending.[21] During the formulation and debate of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 in response to the global financial crisis of 2008, a conference spokesperson was cited for being in support of the inclusion of $4 billion for the purchase, rehabilitation and resale of low- and moderate-income family distressed property. The money would produce profits that would be used to develop neighborhoods. Another important feature to municipalities was $180 million devoted to grants for pre-foreclosure and legal counseling.[22]

Also in 2008, the conference unanimously both supported single-payer national health insurance and City-coordinated drug overdose prevention efforts.[23][24] After calling for a study on bottled water in 2007,[25] in 2008, the conference came out against bottled water which consumes 1.5 million barrels of oil per year to produce its plastic bottles.[26]

In 2009, the conference adopted a sweeping proposal for lesbian and gay equality by mayors Christopher Cabaldon, Sam Adams, and David Cicilline, making it the first national organization of American elected officials to call for marriage equality, passage of ENDA, and the repeal of Don't ask, don't tell.[27]

Activities[edit]

The organization convenes for its winter meeting each January in Washington, D.C. and an Annual Meeting each June in a different U.S. city in addition to ad hoc meetings.[1] At the annual meeting, members vote on policy resolutions. The results are distributed to the President of the United States and the United States Congress.

On January 11, 2007, the Conference leadership approved the annual ten-point platform called "Strong Cities, Strong Families for a Strong America", including positions on energy policy and homeland security, and support for Community development block grants (CDBG), government sponsored enterprises, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPS), and the Workforce Investment Act. In 2008, travel and tourism were part of the plan for the first time.[28]

In the past, the Conference has taken stances against Ronald Reagan's 1983 budget.[29] It has also through its president Fiorello La Guardia, spoken against cuts in the Works Progress Administration on behalf of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.[30] The conference has actively pursued legislation to curb handgun violence by changing the regulations for purchasing, adding regulatory oversight, and suing manufacturers for unreasonable marketing practices and lax safety standards.[31]

At times, the unified voice of Mayors has had significant impact on federal policies. An example was the controversy over the decision by investigators from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice to carry out an examination of waste, fraud and abuse in the housing programs in three cities led by black mayors (Kurt L. Schmoke, Marc H. Morial and Willie L. Brown Jr.). Eventually, the housing subcommittee of the United States House Committee on Appropriations Chairman, Jerry Lewis, in response into the collective voice of the mayors, with the support of President Bill Clinton and Andrew M. Cuomo, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, mandated a clarification of selection criteria for investigation subjects.[32]

In determining their positions and policies, the Conference has had to balance difficult political choices. They once opposed the Environmental Protection Agency in a resolution which came out against enforcing stricter smog and soot limits. The conference members felt that the stricter standards for ozone and fine particles would have hampered the economies of many municipalities, especially those that are steel-, automobile- and fossil fuel-intensive.[33]

Locales of annual meetings[edit]

List of locations of annual meetings
Year City State Number
1980 Seattle Washington 48th
1981 Louisville Kentucky 49th
1982 Minneapolis Minnesota 50th
1983 Denver Colorado 51st
1984 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 52nd
1985 Anchorage Alaska 53rd
1986 San Juan Puerto Rico 54th
1987 Nashville Tennessee 55th
1988 Salt Lake City Utah 56th
1989 Charleston South Carolina 57th
1990 Chicago Illinois 58th
1991 San Diego California 59th
1992 Houston Texas 60th
1993 New York New York 61st
1994 Portland Oregon 62nd
1995 Miami Florida 63rd
1996 Cleveland Ohio 64th
1997 San Francisco California 65th
1998 Reno Nevada 66th
1999 New Orleans Louisiana 67th
2000 Seattle Washington 68th
2001 Detroit Michigan 69th
2002 Madison Wisconsin 70th
2003 Denver Colorado 71st
2004 Boston Massachusetts 72nd
2005 Chicago Illinois 73rd
2006 Las Vegas Nevada 74th
2007 Los Angeles California 75th
2008 Miami Florida 76th
2009 Providence Rhode Island 77th
2010 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 78th
2011 Baltimore Maryland 79th
2012 Orlando Florida 80th
2013 Las Vegas Nevada 81st
2014 Dallas Texas 82nd
2015 San Francisco California 83rd
2016 Indianapolis Indiana 84th
2017 Miami Beach Florida 85th
2018 Boston Massachusetts 86th

Annual awards and grants[edit]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors also houses the Mayors Climate Protection Center, created in 2007 to provide support mayors in efforts to reduce global warming in American cities.[34] In June 2007, the Center awarded its first annual "Mayors' Climate Protection Awards" to leading mayors. The "U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement", initiated by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in 2005, seeks the pledges of mayors from all 50 states to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 1990 levels by the year 2012, in line with the Kyoto Protocol. As of February 2010, 1017 mayors have signed the Agreement.[35] In 2007, the mayors called for a multibillion-dollar grant to help cities fight global warming and declared global warming as first on their list of top-ten priorities.[36][37] That year the conference and the city of Seattle hosted the "2007 Mayors Climate Protection Summit in Seattle", which featured Bill Clinton and Al Gore.[38] Wal-Mart has been a corporate partner in the presentation of the first two years of these awards.[39][40]

The conference has granted City Livability Awards since 1979 for mayors and governments as recognition for developing programs that enhance the quality of life in urban areas.[41] Programs such as drowning awareness and prevention programs earn such recognitions.[42]

Since 1997, the Conference of Mayors in conjunction with the Americans for the Arts has annually presented Public Leadership in the Arts Awards. The awards recognize "elected officials and artists or arts organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the advancement of the arts."[43] Various classes of elected officials are recognized and various types of contributions are recognized each year.[44]

The Conference has advocated for HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants Programs. Annually, in cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it awards approximately hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for HIV/AIDS prevention service to Native Americans as well as to African American or Hispanic Women at High Risk of HIV Infection.[45][46] This was part of a broader 24-year partnership with the CDC in which the conference has awarded $23 million in grants to community-based organizations and local health departments to promote local prevention and education efforts.[47]

Organization[edit]

Task forces[edit]

Temporary task forces are organized to study emerging issues and make recommendations to the body of the Conference. Recent task forces have addressed AIDS, hunger and homelessness,[48][49] unfunded federal mandates, youth crime and violence,[50] high fuel costs,[51] and brownfields. The "Poverty, Work and Opportunity Task Force," chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, was formed in January 2006.

Standing committees[edit]

The organizations members serve on the Conference's standing committee which recommend policies for the general body to evaluate for endorsement at the summer meetings. The endorsed policies are delivered to the United States President and United States Congress.[1] The Conference supports initiatives such as handgun regulation,[31] recycling, defense funding and global warming.[52][53][54] Although the organization is domestic, its reach is international. It partakes in missions to worldwide locations.[55] When the internet blossomed and Bill Clinton made plans for an unregulated and untaxed electronic marketplace, state and local officials objected. Their voice was represented by the Conference.[56] Mayors may also serve on one or more of the Conference's standing committees: Children, Health and Human Services; Community Development and Housing; Criminal and Social Justice; Energy; Environment; International Affairs; Jobs, Education and the Workforce; Membership; Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports; Transportation and Communications; and Urban Economic Policy.

Presidents[edit]

The following is a comprehensive listing of presidents of the United States Conference of Mayors:[57]

Name City Term
Stephen K. Benjamin Columbia, South Carolina 2018-present
Mitch Landrieu New Orleans, LA 2017–2018
Mick Cornett Oklahoma City, OK 2016–2017
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Baltimore, MD 2015–2016
Kevin Johnson Sacramento, CA 2014–2015
Scott Smith Mesa, AZ 2013–2014
Michael Nutter Philadelphia, PA 2012–2013
Antonio Villaraigosa Los Angeles 2011–2012
Elizabeth B. Kautz Burnsville, MN 2009–2011
Greg Nickels Seattle, WA 2009
Manuel A. Diaz Miami, FL 2008–2009
Douglas H. Palmer Trenton, NJ 2006–2008
Michael A. Guido Dearborn, MI 2006
Beverly O'Neill Long Beach, CA 2005–2006
Donald L. Plusquellic Akron, OH 2004–2005
James A. Garner Hempstead, NY 2003–2004
Thomas M. Menino Boston, MA 2002–2003
Marc H. Morial New Orleans, LA 2001–2002
H. Brent Coles Boise, ID 2000–2001
Wellington E. Webb Denver, CO 1999–2000
Deedee Corradini Salt Lake City, UT 1998–1999
Paul Helmke Fort Wayne, IN 1997–1998
Richard M. Daley Chicago, IL 1996–1997
Norman B. Rice Seattle, WA 1995–1996
Victor Ashe Knoxville, TN 1994–1995
Jerry Abramson Louisville, KY 1993–1994
William J. Althaus York, PA 1992–1993
Raymond L. Flynn Boston, MA 1991–1992
Robert M. Isaac Colorado Springs, CO 1990–1991
Kathryn J. Whitmire Houston, TX 1989–1990
Arthur J. Holland Trenton, NJ 1988–1989
Richard L. Berkley Kansas City, MO 1987–1988
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Charleston, SC 1986–1987
Ernest N. Morial New Orleans, LA 1985–1986
Hernan Padilla San Juan, PR 1984–1985
Richard H. Fulton Nashville, TN 1983–1984
Coleman A. Young Detroit, MI 1982–1983
Helen G. Boosalis Lincoln, NE 1981–1982
Richard G. Hatcher Gary, IN 1980–1981
Richard E. Carver Peoria, IL 1979–1980
William H. McNichols, Jr. Denver, CO 1978–1979
Lee Alexander Syracuse, NY 1977–1978
Kenneth A. Gibson Newark, NJ 1976–1977
Moon Landrieu New Orleans, LA 1975–1976
Joseph L. Alioto San Francisco, CA 1974–1975
Roy B. Martin, Jr. Norfolk, VA 1973–1974
Louie Welch Houston, TX 1972–1973
Henry W. Maier Milwaukee, WI 1971–1972
James H. J. Tate Philadelphia, PA 1970–1971
Jack D. Maltester San Leandro, CA 1969–1970
Terry D. Schrunk Portland, OR 1968–1969
Joseph M. Barr Pittsburgh, PA 1967–1968
Jerome P. Cavanagh Detroit, MI 1966–1967
Neal S. Blaisdell Honolulu, HI 1965–1966
Raymond R. Tucker St. Louis, MO 1963–1965
Arthur L. Selland Fresno, CA 1963
Richard C. Lee New Haven, CT 1962–1963
Anthony J. Celebrezze Cleveland, OH 1962
Haydon Burns Jacksonville, FL 1961–1962
Richardson Dilworth Philadelphia, PA 1960–1961
Richard J. Daley Chicago, IL 1959–1960
Norris Poulson Los Angeles 1958–1959
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. New York, NY 1957–1958
John B. Hynes Boston, MA 1955–1957
Elmer E. Robinson San Francisco, CA 1953–1955
Thomas A. Burke Cleveland, OH 1953
Martin H. Kennelly Chicago, IL 1952–1953
David L. Lawrence Pittsburgh, PA 1950–1952
W. Cooper Green Birmingham, AL 1949–1950
George W. Welsh Grand Rapids, MI 1947–1949
Edward J. Kelly Chicago, IL 1945–1947
Fiorello H. La Guardia New York, NY 1935–1945
Daniel W. Hoan Milwaukee, WI 1934–1935
T. Semmes Walmsley New Orleans, LA 1933–1934
James M. Curley Boston, MA 1933
Frank Murphy Detroit, MI 1933

Controversies[edit]

The organization has had some controversies. In Newark, New Jersey, one of its non-partisan presidential straw polls was determined to be contrary to a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling because the court had determined that it was improper for any municipality to test public opinion on an area outside of its jurisdiction.[58]

In 2002, protests by about 3000 people against corporate financing of the U.S. Conference of Mayors was met by arrests and the barricading of much of the Madison, Wisconsin's downtown by then Mayor Sue Bauman.[59][60]

Also, at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, striking Boston Police Department officers decided to picket a Conference of Mayors meeting. 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry, who was the invited speaker, decided to honor the picket line.[61]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ "Report Shows the Economic Might of Urban Areas". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1999-11-04. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
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  4. ^ a b Gunther, p. 50.
  5. ^ a b Gunther, p. 51.
  6. ^ Gunther, p. 52.
  7. ^ Gunther, p. 53.
  8. ^ Norquist, pp. 12-13
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  13. ^ "Mayors want funds to fix their cities". Cable News Network. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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  18. ^ Frank, Thomas (2008-07-01). "Lawmakers, airlines oppose Bush fingerprinting plan". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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  23. ^ Prensky, David, Quentin Young, and Alison Landes (2008-06-23). "U.S. Conference of Mayors Backs Single-Payer National Health Insurance" (Press release). Physicians for a National Health Program. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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  25. ^ Painter, Kim (2007-08-26). "Water wars: Bottled vs tap". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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  27. ^ http://www.edgeprovidence.com/news////92742/us_conference_of_mayors_endorses_marriage_equality
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  29. ^ Magnuson, Ed, Douglas Brew, and Laurence I. Barrett (1982-02-22). "A Line Drawn in the Dirt". Time. Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  30. ^ "Snow on the Lawn". Time. Time Inc. 1939-01-30. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  31. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (1999-01-29). "Mayors Help Draft a Handgun Crackdown Bill". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  32. ^ Janofsky, Michael (1998-06-21). "U.S. Retreats on Inquiries Into Urban Housing Offices". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  33. ^ "Mayors Are Opposed To Air Quality Plan". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1997-06-25. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  34. ^ "Mayors Climate Protection Center". United States Conference of Mayors. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  35. ^ "Mayors Leading the Way on Climate Protection". Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  36. ^ El Nasser, Haya (2007-02-01). "Mayors unite on the 'green' front". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  37. ^ O'Driscoll, Patrick & Dan Vergano (2007-03-01). "Fossil fuels are to blame, world scientists conclude". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
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  40. ^ "Wal-Mart Backs Mayors' Climate Protection Award". The Executive’s Daily Green Briefing. Environmental Leader. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  41. ^ "City Livability". The United States Conference of Mayors. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  42. ^ "Soccer Lives In West Palm - Free Swim Classes Lifesavers". The Palm Beach Post. Newsbank. 2002-08-08. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  43. ^ "Press Room: For Immediate Release". Americansforthearts.org. Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  44. ^ "Awards For Arts Achievement". Americansforthearts.org. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  45. ^ "United States Conference of Mayors: HIV Prevention Grants". The Communication Initiative Network. 2007-12-14. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  46. ^ "The United States Conference of Mayors HIV Prevention Program AIDS Information Exchange (AIX) Subscription/Order Form" (PDF). usmayors.org. United States Conference of Mayors. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  47. ^ "The United States Conference of Mayors Observes World AIDS Day". Bio-Medicine. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  48. ^ "More Of Homeless Are Now Families". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1993-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  49. ^ "Washington: Appeals For Food And Shelter Rise Slightly". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  50. ^ "National News Briefs; Curfews in More Cities, Survey of Mayors Shows". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 1997-12-01. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  51. ^ Cave, Damien (2008-06-21). "Fuel Costs Pinch Cities; Mayors Push Mass Transit". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  52. ^ Long, Tom & Michael Grunwald (1994-04-10). "Mayor Mann of Newton Dead; Served 23 Years". Boston Globe. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  53. ^ Montano, Ralph (2006-12-21). "Fargo: Flood risk an issue". The Sacramento Bee. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  54. ^ Lenihan, Kevin (1997-05-10). "Liaison Group Watchful On New Base-Closing Threats". Watertown Daily Times. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  55. ^ "2:20 p.m." The Sun. Newsbank. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  56. ^ McAllester, Matthew & William Douglas (1997-07-02). "Clinton's Ideal Internet / He wants an unregulated and untaxed marketplace". Newsday. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  57. ^ "Past Presidents". The United States Conference of Mayors. Archived from the original on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  58. ^ Pristin, Terry (1995-09-14). "NEW JERSEY DAILY BRIEFING; Election Poll Is Called Illegal". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 
  59. ^ Price, Jenny (2002-06-17). "Corporations Gain Access to Mayors". GlobalPolicy.org. Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  60. ^ Sawan, Youssef (2002-09-10). "Civil disobedience the solution to civil flaws and disarray". The Daily Cardinal. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  61. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (2004-06-30). "Democrats Fear Boston Police Union May Picket During Party Convention". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 

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