Garcetti Set To Participate In Mayors Meeting in Washington

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., today for the three-day U.S. Conference of Mayors' 86th Annual Winter Meeting, where he will preside over discussions on immigration and infrastructure.

Garcetti will participate in a news conference in Washington this morning. On Thursday, he will be among the moderators for a panel discussion titled ``Immigration: Responding to Current Challenges''; join Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, in speaking at the Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards Luncheon; and preside over a discussion titled ``Infrastructure: Investing Locally to Grow Nationally.''

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, a co-chair of the conference's Immigration Reform Task Force, is also a moderator of the panel discussion on immigration.

Other speakers at the meeting at the Capital Hilton include Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Karen Pence, wife of vice president Mike Pence; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco; Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; and Sens. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey; John Cornyn, R- Texas; Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota; and Tim Scott, R-South Carolina.

President Donald Trump is set to participate in what the White House calls a ``working session'' with mayors today at the White House.

Nearly 250 mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more are set to attend the meeting, which will also include sessions on the opioid crisis, disaster preparedness and recovery, and the economic future of cities.

Besides Garcetti and Tait, the other Southland mayors who have registered for the meeting are Stephen K. Sham (Alhambra), Lili Bosse (Beverly Hills), Grace Hu (Cerritos), Steven R. Jones (Garden Grove), Donald P. Wagner (Irvine), Amy Thomas Howorth (Manhattan Beach), and Ted Winterer (Santa Monica).

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