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June 12, 2018 > San Leandro advocates for national infrastructure investment

San Leandro advocates for national infrastructure investment

Submitted By Alice Kim

City leaders from across the country recently convened in Washington D.C. during Infrastructure Week 2018 (May 14-21, 2018) to highlight the current state of America?s infrastructure and to urge Congress to increase federal funding for local projects. City leaders participated in a range of advocacy events including a panel discussion on developing a skilled workforce that can design, build and maintain the complex systems in America?s infrastructure.

As part of these efforts, a coalition of local elected officials including San Leandro City Council Member Corina Lopez and representatives from the National League of Cities traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with key members of Congress and committee staff to make the case for prioritizing enhanced federal investment in infrastructure. With the nation facing a $2 trillion investment gap, the coalition highlighted the need to simultaneously invest in workforce development programming as well as local projects benefiting the public.

As the City Council?s representative, Councilmember Lopez outlined the needs of San Leandro?s residents before key decision makers in Congress and contributed to discussions related to transportation, roads, bridges, water and broadband. Lopez currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Information Technology and Communications Federal Advocacy Committee with National League of Cities; the trip was funded by the League based on her leadership role in the organization.

For more information, please contact Alice Kim at akim@sanleandro.org or 510-577-3372.

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