The U.S. Conference of Mayors
1999 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 10-15, 1999

AGENDA

MESSAGE TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Unless otherwise noted, all plenary sessions, committee meetings, task force meetings, workshops and social events are open to all mayors and other oficially-registered attendees.

However, only members of a standing committee are eligible to vote on resolutions before that standing committee.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10 (PRE-MEETING EVENTS)
9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Employment and Training Council Annual Meeting (Le Meridien Hotel)
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Women Mayors (Unversity, Second Level)

Chair:
RITA L. MULLINS
Mayor of Palatine

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Early-Bird Reception (Blue Room, Lobby Level)

Join us for a Cajun Fais Do Do featuring an authentic Zydeco band, while sampling traditional cajun cuisine. The event hosted by the Louisiana Municipal Association, Louisiana Conference of Mayors and Lafayette Parish will celebrate the rich culture and diversity of Louisiana. (Attire:   Casual, Open collar shirts, sundresses.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 11
7:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
   
 

WORKSHOPS AND TASK FORCE MEETINGS

   
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Opening the Doors of Opportunity with Affordable Housing (Breakfast) (Explorers, Second Level)

All Attendees are invited to participate in the Habitat for Humanity/Home Construction.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Affordable Housing Workshop (Breakfast) (All Attendees Invited to Participate in the Habitat for Humanity/Home Construction)
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Habitat for Humanity/Home Construction (Traveling)

All Mayors are invited to participate in the wall raising of a Habitat for Humanity House. This event is a joint effort of Freddie Mac, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Habitat for Humanity International, New Orleans Habitat for Humanity, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors. With tool belts and hammers, Mayors will take a hands-on approach to celebrating National Homeownership Week. HUD Deputy Secretary Saul Ramirez will join Mayors in the wall raising.

(Participants should assemble in lobby of the Fairmont Hotel at 7:45 a.m. to board buses to site. Buses will be available for return to the Hotel.)

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Joint Meeting of the Brownfields and Mayors and Bankers Task Forces (University, Second Level)

PAUL HELMKE
Mayor of Fort Wayne
Co-Chair, Mayors and Bankers Task Force

JIM MARSHALL
Mayor of Macon
Co-Chair, Mayors and Bankers Task Force

J. CHRISTIAN BOLLWAGE
Mayor of Elizabeth
Co-Chair, Brownfields Task Force

LEE R. CLANCEY
Mayor of Cedar Rapids
Co-Chair, Brownfields Task Force

HARVEY JOHNSON
Mayor of Jackson, MS
Co-Chair, Brownfields Task Force

ANTHONY M. MASIELLO
Mayor of Buffalo
Co-Chair, Brownfields Task Force

9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Employment and Training Council Annual Meeting (Le Meridien Hotel)

President:
SUSAN CLEERE FLORES
Director
Workforce Development Division
Community Development Department
Los Angeles

10:00 - 12:00 noon Urban Water Council (Explorers, Second Level)

The Council will discuss implementation of provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act and efforts to develop new and more flexible options for financing water and wastewater infrastructure.

Co-Chairs:
PATRICK J. McMANUS
Mayor of Lynn

JAMES H. SILLS, JR.
Mayor of Wilmington

CHARLES FOX
Assistant Administrator for Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Presentation:
CHARLES FOX
Assistant Administrator for Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:00 - 1:00 p.m. "The Arts -- How Reflecting the Cultural Soul of a City Inspires Development and Economic Growth" -- A tour of New Orleans artistic locations (Traveling)

(Participants should assemble in lobby of the Fairmont Hotel at 9:45 a.m. to board buses for tour. Buses will be available for return to the Hotel.)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Gun Violence Task Force (All Mayors Invited)
11:00 - 12:00 noon (Open) (Bayou I, Bayou Level)

Acting Co-Chairs:
SCOTT L. KING
Mayor of Gary

CLARENCE HARMON
Mayor of St. Louis

 

Remarks:
VICTORIA REGGIE KENNEDY
Common Sense About Kids and Guns

JAMES E. JOHNSON
Under Secretary for Enforcement
U.S. Department of the Treasury

10:30 - 12:00 noon Welfare-to-Work Task Force (Orleans, Mezzanine Level)

Chair:
DOUGLAS H. PALMER
Mayor of Trenton

11:00 - 12:00 noon Electric Utility Restructuring Task Force (Rex, Mezzanine Level)

Chair:
PATRICK HENRY HAYS
Mayor of North Little Rock

11:00 - 12:00 noon Orientation for New Mayors and New Members (Mayor's Chamber, Second Level)

Presiding:
J. THOMAS COCHRAN
Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

DONALD L. PLUSQUELLIC
Mayor of Akron
Chair, Membership Standing Committee

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. The Mayors' Campaign Against Breast Cancer - Reaching the Underserved (Luncheon and Forum) (International Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
  Sponsors:
American Cancer Society
Zeneca HealthCare Foundation

This is the third annual luncheon and forum of the Mayors' Campaign Against Breast Cancer. This year's session will focus on ways to increase breast cancer awareness and screening for uninsured and underinsured women and priority populations. Issues surrounding access to treatment for diagnosed women will also be considered. Mayors will have an opportunity to exchange views and to discuss these topics with a leading state health official who is als a teacher and research scientistm wand with the executive in charge of Magic Johnson's program for breast cancer outreach in the inner cities. The Mayors' Campaign Against Breast Cancer is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the Conference of Mayors.

  Moderator:
JAMES A. GARNER
Mayor of Hempstead
Chair, Standing Committee on
Health and Human Services

Speakers:
DILEEP G. BAL, MD, MS, MPH
Chairman, Medical Affairs Committee American Cancer Society
Chief, Cancer Control Branch
California Department of Health Services

GREG ROBERTS
President and CEO
The Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc.

B.J. IACINO
National Coordinator, National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
Zeneca HeathCare Foundation

1:30 p.m. Opeing Press Conference (Gold Room, Mezzanine Level)

Member Mayors will occupy the pre-assigned seats in the Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel.

2:00 - 4:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION (Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
 

67th Annual Conference of Mayors Call to Order:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States
Conference of Mayors
Presiding

Welcome:
MARC H. MORIAL
Mayor of New Orleans, Host

Address:
THE HONORABLE JOHN McCAIN
U.S. SENATE (AZ)

Remarks:
THE HONORABLE MARY L. LANDRIEU
U.S. Senate (LA)

Report of the Mayors and Public Schools Task Force:

RICHARD M. DALEY
Mayor of Chicago
Co-Chair, Mayors and Public
Schools Task Force

THOMAS M. MENINO
Mayor of Boston
Co-Chair, Mayors and Public
Schools Task Force

Address:
THE HONORABLE BILL CLINTON (Invited)
President of the United States

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO)(Univeristy, Second Level)

President:
HAL DAUB
Mayor of Omaha

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. National Conference of Democratic Mayors(Bayou I, Bayou Level)

President:
DENNIS W. ARCHER
Mayor of Detroit

6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Drugs and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America (Welcoming Reception)
(New Orleans Museum of Art/Degas Exhibit)

Sponsor:
Phillip Morris Companies Inc.

Spend a wonderful evening under the oaks in City Park at the New Orleans Museum of Art, where you will have an opportunity to view thirty paintings by Edgar Degas, created during his stay in New Orleans in the late 1800’s.

(Attire: Casual. Open collar shirts, sundresses, comfortable shoes.)

(Transportation will depart from the Fairmont and Le Meridien Hotels, starting at 6:15 p.m. Buses will be available for return to the Hotels.)

7:30 - 10:00 p.m. U.S. Conference of Mayors Executive Committee and Advisory Board Dinner (Invitation Only) (Pavillion of the Two Sisters)

Sponsors:
Heard Linebarger Graham Goggan Blair
Pe-a & Sampson, LLP
United Governmental Services of Louisiana

(Transportation will be provided from the New Orleans Museum of Art, departing at 7:15 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 12
7:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Mayors and Kids Power Run and Walk

The two-mile run/walk will start and finish at the corner of Baronne and Common Streets.

 

WORKSHOPS AND TASK FORCE MEETINGS

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Internet: What Does It Mean for Local Revenues and Retail? (Breakfast) (Explorers, Second Level)

This session will focus on how rapidly increasing Internet sales are affecting state and local revenues and Main Street retail. It will also focus on what is being done to address these issues.

  Moderator:
RONALD KIRK
Mayor of Dallas
Chair, Standing Committee
on Urban Economic Policy

Presentation:
WILLIAM H. McCABE
Senior Executive Vice President
New England Development Corporation
and Chair, International Council of
Shopping Centers

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Solid Waste Task Force (Breakfast)(Bayou I, Bayou Level)

Chair:
KIRK WATSON
Mayor of Austin

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. USCM Leadership/Mayors Business Council Members (Breakfast) (Invitation Only)(University, Second Level)

The Mayors Business Council of The U.S. Conference of Mayors provides a forum for Mayors and private-sector leaders to talk and share research, policy analysis and market-place trends, as well as identify innovative approaches to city issues.

9:00 - 3:00 p.m. Employment and Training Council Annual Meeting (Le Meridien Hotel)

Member Mayors will occupy the pre-assigned seats in the Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel.

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Live Music
10:00 - 12:00 noon Opening Plenary Session (Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

 

Presiding:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States
Conference of Mayors

Presentation of the Colors:
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

The National Anthem:
SAMANTHA LEE
Sophomore
Cabrini High School

Invocation:
REVEREND MOSES S. GORDON
Pastor
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Video Introduction:
MARC H. MORIAL
Mayor of New Orleans, Host

Video:
The Unique Taste and Sounds of New Orleans

Video Introduction:
J. THOMAS COCHRAN
Executive Director
The United States Conference of Mayors

Video:
The Corradini Presidency - Year of Our Youth

President’s Report:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States
Conference of Mayors

A National Conversation on School Violence and Kids from 2:00 to 8:00pm
ERIC H. HOLDER, JR.
Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Update on The Mayors Business Council:
VINCENT A. CIANCI, JR.
Mayor of Providence
Chair, Mayors and the Business
Community Task Force

Announcement of the Christina Mattin Arts Award for Programs Reaching Youth at Risk Applications

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 67th Annual Luncheon (International Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

Sponsor:
Waste Management, Inc.

Presiding:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

  "A Celebration of City Livability" - The Twentieth Annual City Livability Awards Presentation honoring Mayors for exemplary leadership and achievement iin developing programs that enhance the livability of America's cities.
  RODNEY PROTO
President and Chief Operating Officer
Waste Management, Inc.
  Address:
THE HONORABLE ANDREW CUOMO
Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
   

STANDING COMMITTEES

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Urban Economic Policy  (Bayou I, Bayou Level)

Chair:

RONALD KIRK
Mayor of Dallas
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Community Development and Housing (University, Second Level)

Chair:
WILLIE L. BROWN, JR.
Mayor of San Francisco

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Health and Human Services (Orleans, Mezzanine Level)

Chair:
JAMES A. GARNER
Mayor of Hempstead

Presentation:
ANDREW D. HYMAN
Acting Director
Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Energy and Environment

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Criminal and Social Justice  (Bayou II, Bayou Level)

Chair:
JEFF GRIFFIN
Mayor of Reno
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Jobs, Education and the Workforce  (Bayou IV, Bayou Level)

Chair:
BEVERLY O'NEILL
Mayor of Long Beach

Presentation:
RAYMOND BRAMUCCI
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training
U.S. Department of Labor

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Transportation and Communications (Emerald Ballroom, Second Level)

Chair:
BILL CAMPBELL
Mayor of Atlanta

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. U.S. Conference of Mayors Nominating Committee (Closed)(Rex, Mezzanine Level)

Chair:
CHARLES E. BOX
Mayor of Rockford

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Arts, Culture and Recreation  (University, Second Level)

Chair:
MARC H. MORIAL
Mayor of New Orleans

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. International Affairs  (Bayou III, Bayou Level)

Chair:
MEYERA E. OBERNDORF
Mayor of Virginia Beach

The Role of Mayors in U.S.-Africa
Foreign Policy

Panelists:
Wellington E.Webb
Mayor of Denver
Chair, Task Force on Sub-Saharan Africa

VIVIAN LOWERY DERRYCK (Invited)
Assistant Administrator for Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development

ROSA WHITAKER (Invited)
Assistant United States Trade Representativefor Africa

ROBERT MALLETT (Invited)
Deputy Secretary of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce

Remarks:
HERB TYSON
Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
U. S. Department of State

RONALD WIETECHA
Mayor of Park Ridge

SUSIE JOHNSON
Director of Programs
The Africa Fund

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Membership (Explorer's, Second Level)

Chair:
DONALD L. PLUSQUELLIC
Mayor of Akron

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6:30 - 10:00 p.m. Mardi Gras Gala (Louisiana Superdome)

Sponsors:
Anheuser Busch Companies
Bank of America
Fannie Mae
Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company
SMG
Southern Eagle Sales

Dine on the floor of the Louisiana Superdome at the Mayors’ Mardi Gras Gala. The black tie carnival ball will feature a Mardi Gras parade, and a special performance by Grammy-Award winner Peabo Bryson, featuring the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

(Attire - Black Tie)
(Transportation will depart from the Fairmont and Le Meridien Hotels, starting at 6:00 p.m. Buses will be available for return to the Hotels.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 13
7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

TASK FORCE MEETING

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Immigration Task Force (Rex, Mezzanine Level)

Co-Chairs:
ELIZABETH G. FLORES
Mayor of Laredo

ALEXANDER PENELAS
Mayor of Miami-Dade County

JAMES P. PERRON
Mayor of Elkhart

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sustainable Communities Task Force (Bayou I, Bayou Level)

Chair:
JON KINSEY
Mayor of Chattanooga

Member Mayors will occupy the pre-assigned seats in the Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Live Music
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Plenary Session  (Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

Presiding:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Youth Fitness Video Presentation

Presentation of the 2nd Annual Brownfields Survey and Announcement of The U.S. Conference of Mayors/American Farmland Trust Partnership

Remarks:
RALPH GROSSI
President

American Farmland TrustHousing in America

FRANKLIN RAINES
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fannie Mae

Greetings:
CATHY BESSANT
President
Community Development Banking Group
Bank of America

25th Anniversary of CDBG

CHARLES E. BOX
Mayor of Rockford
Co-Chair, 25th Anniversary of CDBG Task Force

WILLIE L. BROWN, JR.
Mayor of San Francisco
Chair, Standing Committee on Community Development and Housing

Video:
The Community Development Block Grant - Celebrating 25 Years of Success

THE HONORABLE MOON LANDRIEU
Judge, 4th Circuit Court of Appeal

Video Introduction:
DWIGHT ROBINSON
Vice President, Industry Relations
Freddie Mac

Video:
Mayors Home Construction
(Sponsored by: Freddie Mac)

Address:
JAMES LEE WITT
Director
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Greetings:
CLARENCE ANTHONY
Mayor of South Bay
President, National League of Cities
The Million Home Initiative

DAVE ARMSTRONG
Mayor of Louisville

Announcement:
Urban Litter Summit October 1999

DICK A. GRECO
Mayor of Tampa

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Jazz and Gospel Brunch on the River (Port of New Orleans)

Sponsor:
Daimler Chrysler

Enjoy a relaxing day on the banks of the Mississippi River, listening to a Gospel and Jazz revue featuring local musicians and culminating with a spectacular Tug Boat parade.

(Attire: Casual. Cool clothing, sunglasses, hats, comfortable shoes.)
(Transportation will depart from the Fairmont and Le Meridien Hotels, starting at 11:30 a.m. Buses will be available for return to the Hotels.)

2:00 -2:30 p.m. Urban Treaties for Birds -- Announcement and Event (Riverfront)

This event will include an announcement on a new program for cities on educational programs on birds.
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Jackson Square Festival (Jackson Square)

Sponsors:
Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company
3M

Stroll through the gardens of the world renown Jackson Square, sample our local cuisine, and dance the night away in the heart of the Vieux Carrè.

(Attire: Casual. Cool clothing, sunglasses, comfortable shoes.)
(Transportation will depart from the Fairmont and Le Meridien Hotels, starting at 5:30 p.m. Buses will be available for return to the Hotels.)

MONDAY, JUNE 14
7:00 - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Mayors and Great Cities' Universities (Breakfast)(University, Second Level)

This is an opportunity for Mayors and a consortium of 18 urban public research institutions to continue conversations regarding a shared agenda.

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. The Mayors Institute on City Design (Breakfast)(Invitation Only)(Bayou III, Bayou Level)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. America's Promise (Breakfast)(Invitation Only)(Orleans, Mezzanine Level)
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. U.S. Conference of Mayors Executive Committee (Breakfast)(Closed)(Bayou I, Bayou Level)
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Mayors' Executive Assistants (Explorers, Second Level)

Member Mayors will occupy the pre-assigned seats in the Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel. Nominating Committee Report Vote: Credentials will be available at the Conference Registration Desk, Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel beginning at 7:30 a.m., Monday, June 14.

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Live Music
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session (Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
  Presiding:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Drugs and Our Youth Report and Video Presentation:

H. BRENT COLES
Mayor of Boise
Co-Chair, Drug Control Task Force

Address:
The Honorable BARRY McCAFFREY
Director
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The White House

Comments:
SCOTT L. KING
Mayor of Gary
Co-Chair, Drug Control Task Force

CITIES/2000:  Report on Mayoral Mission to Africa
WELLINGTON E. WEBB
Mayor of Denver
Chair, Task Force on Sub-Saharan Africa

Video:
Mayors Launch CITIES/2000 in Africa 
Education Tax Credits

Remarks:
CHARLES B. RANGEL
Ranking Minority Member
House Ways and Means Committee
U.S. House of Representatives (NY)

Announcement and Video Presentation:
PAUL SCHELL
Mayor of Seattle
Host of 68th Annual Conference of Mayors
June 9-13, 2000

Report of the Nominating Committee:
Chair:
CHARLES E. BOX
Mayor of Rockford

Members:
VICTOR ASHE, Knoxville; RICHARD M. DALEY, Chicago; MICHAEL A. GUIDO, Dearborn; PAUL HELMKE, Fort Wayne; WILLIAM A. JOHNSON, JR., Rochester, NY; RONALD KIRK, Dallas; RITA L. MULLINS, Palatine; MEYERA E. OBERNDORF, Virginia Beach; DOUGLAS PALMER, Trenton; JAMES P. PERRON, Elkhart; JOSEPH P. RILEY, JR., Charleston, SC; M. SUSAN SAVAGE, Tulsa

Vote on Nominating Committee Recommendations

12:00 -2:00 p.m. Luncheon (International Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)
  Sponsor:
WH Smith
Recognition of International Guests

Greetings:
ABDEL MOUNIM ARISS
Mayor of Beirut
Republic of Lebanon

KOICHI SUEYOSHI
Mayor of Kitakyushu, Japan

Remarks:
DUANE MEEK
President
Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Greetings:
BETTY LOU WARD
Commissioner, Wake County, NC
President, National Association of Counties

Address:
THE HONORABLE ALBERT GORE, JR.
Vice President of the United States

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tremé Renaissance Workshop (CDBG Traveling Tour)

This bus tour, led by Host Mayor Marc H. Morial, will showcase some of the city’s signature projects, located in the historic Tremè community. Showcase sites include: Rivers Frederick, a former school site that was burned down in 1995, that has been transformed into an affordable housing site for low- and moderate-income families; Faces of Culture, a Mardi Gras Indian Museum, showcasing beautiful and elaborate costumes and other works of Mardi Gras Indian art; Tremè Corner Cafè, a cafè operated by at-risk young adults enrolled in a GED preparation, restaurant training and job placement program; St. Augustine Church Hall, a restoration and enhancement initiative of a neighborhood community center; and the New Orleans African-American Museum of Art, Culture and History, a historically preserved and restored landmark which has also served as the cornerstone and impetus of redevelopment in the Tremè Community. Many of the sites were funded using HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

  The Community Development Block Grant: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

(Participants should assemble in lobby of the Fairmont Hotel immediately following the luncheon to board buses for tour. Buses will be available for return to the Hotel.)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Community Policing Workshop (University, Second Level)

This workshop will focus on the important role of community policing in youth violence prevention and deterrence. In addition to a discussion by Mayors and police officials, the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the U.S. Department of Justice will discuss the future of the COPS Program and offer his insights into the future of community policing. A representative from the New Orleans Police Department will also outline the benefits of crime mapping to prevent crime.

Moderator:
CLARENCE HARMON
Mayor of St. Louis

Panel:
NORM COLEMAN
Mayor of St. Paul

DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City

POLICE COMMISSIONER
PAUL EVANS
Boston Police Department

JOSEPH E. BRANN
Director, COPS Office
U.S. Department of Justice

SUPERINTENDENT
RICHARD PENNINGTON
Chief of Police
New Orleans Police Department

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Gaming Task Force (Traveling)

Chair:
JEFF GRIFFIN
Mayor of Reno

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. "I Can Learn" Workshop (Bayou III, Bayou Level)

New Orleans students in several schools are experiencing a new way to learn. If your city’s schools and students are underachieving, plan to attend the I Can Learn¨ workshop to experience this revolutionary educational technology. Representatives from JRL Enterprises, Inc. and students from New Orleans will demonstrate the I Can Learn¨ educational software system. I Can Learn¨ epitomizes the high-tech classroom of the future. Students in schools in Louisiana, New Jersey and Florida are learning 53 percent faster and retaining 37 percent more knowledge than students taught in traditional "chalk and talk" classrooms. I Can Learn¨ advances the computer from its usual role of enrichment and remediation to a comprehensive, full-time curriculum teaching tool. I Can Learn¨ is a level learning field for all students from all socio-economic backgrounds, assuring equity in the quality of their education. Because I Can Learn¨ is self-paced and interactive, many students finish the entire course work well before the end of the school year. Those students then gain access to the Stanford University Education Program for Gifted Youth which delivers lesson content via the Internet and CD-ROM and offers participants the opportunity to acquire college credit while still attending middle and high schools. After an introduction by Host Mayor Marc Morial, there will be two one-hour demonstrations starting at 2:30 p.m. and repeating at 3:30 p.m.

Introduction:
MARC H. MORIAL
Mayor of New Orleans

2:30 -  4:00 p.m. Fair Housing Workshop: The Sitting of Group Homes (Bayou II, Bayou Level)

Moderator:
RITA L. MULLINS
Mayor of Palatine

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Major League Sports Franchise Meeting (Mayors of Major League Sports Cities Only)(Bayou I, Bayou Level)

Presiding:
MARC H. MORIAL
Mayor of New Orleans
Chair, Standing Committee on Arts, Culture and Recreation

SHARON SAYLES BELTON
Mayor of Minneapolis
Vice Chair for Sports and Recreation
Standing Committee on Arts, Culture and Recreation

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Amtrak Mayors' Advisory Council (Orleans, Mezzanine Level)

This will be the second meeting of the recently-constituted Mayors’ Advisory Council, which is a panel of 21 mayors that advise the Amtrak Board of Directors on issues pertinent to communities with an interest in intercity passenger rail. Other mayors with an interest in these issues are welcome to attend.

Presiding:
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
Mayor of Meridian

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Reception - 25th Japan-American Conference of Mayors and Chamber of Commerce Presidents (All Mayors Invited)(Blue Room, Lobby Level)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Spirit of Congo Sqaure (Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park)

Sponsors:
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
Severn-Trent Environmental Services, Inc.

Wrap up your stay in New Orleans by celebrating the Spirit of Congo Square, the Birthplace of Jazz in Historic Tremè. This culminating activity will showcase the heart and soul of New Orleans home grown jazz, rhythm and blues.

(Attire: Casual. Cool clothing, comfortable shoes.)
(Transportation will depart from the Fairmont and Le Meridien Hotels, starting at 6:30 p.m. Buses will be available for return to the Hotels.)

9:00 - 12:00 midnight Celebration Honoring DEEDEE CORRADINI, Mayor of Salt Lake City, President, The United States Conference of Mayors and WELLINGTON E. WEBB, Mayor of Denver, Incoming President, The United States Conference of Mayors.
  Hosted by Oracle Corporation
Food, Drink, Music and Dancing
House of Blues
(Upstairs Music Hall)
225 Decatur Street

(Transportation will be available from Congo Square to the House of Blues beginning at 8:45 p.m.)TUESDAY, JUNE 15

TUESDAY, JUNE 15
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Inaugural Breakfast Honoring the President-Elect (International Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

Member Mayors will occupy the pre-assigned seats in the Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Hotel.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Live Music
9:30 - 12:00 noon BUSINESS/CLOSING PLENARY SESSION (Imperial Ballroom, Mezzanine Level)

Presiding:
DEEDEE CORRADINI
Mayor of Salt Lake City
President, The United States Conference of Mayors

Update on The Urban Water Council
PATRICK J. McMANUS
Mayor of Lynn
Co-Chair, The Urban Water Council

JAMES H. SILLS, JR.
Mayor of Wilmington
Co-Chair, The Urban Water Council

Y2K and the Cities:
JOHN KOSKINEN
Chair President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion

Census 2000:
KENNETH PREWITT
Director
U.S. Census Bureau

Debate and Adoption by Membership of Resolutions Reported Out by the   Standing Committees:

Discussion

Adoption

Installation of President, Vice President and Chair of the Advisory Board

Closing Press Conference

  ADJOURNMENT

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