Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Washington, D.C. this week, but will he break ranks with some high-profile Democrats who refuse to attend Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump?
Garcetti’s office would confirm only that the mayor is traveling out of state Monday afternoon, and he is scheduled to attend the United States Conference of Mayors’ 85th annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday.
Garcetti is scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Friday evening.
It’s not clear if his travel plans include any destinations other than Washington, D.C. before Wednesday or if he’ll attend any events associated with Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Trump.
Garcetti’s office did not immediately respond to a request to comment. All government offices at City Hall were closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
At the mayors’ conference on Wednesday, Garcetti is scheduled to take part in a news conference on bipartisan immigration efforts, along with the mayors of Anaheim, Seattle, Gresham, Oregon, and Providence, Rhode Island.
Garcetti, who is chair of the conference’s Latino Alliance, on Wednesday is also scheduled to lead a discussion panel with the co-chairs of the conference’s Immigration Reform Task Force and the chair of the conference’s Mayors & Police Chiefs Task Force.
More than 300 mayors have registered to attend the conference.
—City News Service