Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to speak on “The Cities’ Platform for Election 2020” Thursday at the opening general session of the National League of Cities City Summit in San Antonio.
Garcetti and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez are co-chairs of the league’s 2020 Presidential Task Force, which also includes West Hollywood Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath. Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino is an ex-officio member of the task force as the league’s first vice president.
“The work we’re doing in cities drives America forward every day, and the issues we face should be top priorities for every presidential candidate,” Garcetti last month when the task force was announced. “This bipartisan task force will help us shape and promote a national agenda for the future of our communities.”
The four-day City Summit is “the National League of Cities’ conference for local leaders to convene and collaborate on solutions to the common challenges facing America’s cities,” according to the league. More than 4,000 delegates from nearly 2,000 cities are expected to attend, according to organizers.
The National League of Cities is an advocacy organization that bills itself as “the voice of America’s cities, towns and villages, representing more than 200 million people,” working “to strengthen local leadership, influence federal policy and drive innovative solutions.”
Garcetti is set to return to Los Angeles Thursday evening.
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