Booker told CBS News Radio in an interview today that the planned Obama Stimulus Plan will empower cities to face challenges unique to them: Newark Mayor: Cities Stand To Gain From Obama Stimulus Plan (via @rosepena).
In an interview with CBS News’ Nick Young, Mayor Booker identified some of the priorities the mayors brought to the attention of the incoming administration. These include federal support for “greening” the cities as a way to create jobs and a better quality of life.
They want federal investment in — but not handouts for — their cities. And they are especially concerned that the incoming president’s economic stimulus program balances the needs of urban and suburban areas in allocating federal money for infrastructure improvements.
Listen to the full interview from CBS News Radio:[audio:http://audio.cbsnews.com/2008/12/31/audio4694083.mp3%5D