Mayors across America see many positive signs for their cities and constituents in President Obama's recent State of the Union Address. The U.S. Conference of Mayors believes that the address could spell better days for the nation's beleaguered cities.
"The nation's mayors are pleased that President Obama spoke about unity and bipartisanship as we move forward to solve the challenges facing America and address this country's deteriorating infrastructure," stated Conference President, Burnsville, Minn. Mayor Elizabeth Kautz.
"For years, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has pushed infrastructure modernization as a means of job creation and economic development," Kautz continued. "A multi-modal transportation system is critical to effectively moving the nation's goods and services and people -- 85% of whom live, work and travel in metropolitan areas."