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May 29, 2000


Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton on May 15 met for the first time with the cityís newly-formed Latino Advisory Committee. The 13-member committee will meet monthly to strategize about issues. Key issues identified: lack of affordable housing, immigration concerns, inclusion in the local political process, welfare reform, affordable child care, and access to health care.

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on May 18 addressed the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Great Lakes St. Lawrence Mayors Conference. The group is an American-Canadian organization representing more than 620 waterfront communities along the lakes and the St. Lawrence river. Co-hosts for the meeting were Gary Mayor Scott King and Mayor Steve Butland of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The city of Chicago is the newest member of the Conference.

Conference Vice President and Boise Mayor H. Brent Coles in May was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from California State University in Long Beach. Coles was elected mayor in November, 1993 and received a Masters of Public Administration degree from the university in 1980.

Dearborn (MI) Mayor Michael A. Guido , left, discusses the delivery of advanced cable serivces with Darryl Anderson, Executive Director of the Office of Cable Television and Tellecommunications for the District of Columbia. The two were attending the "NCTA Cable 2000" the National Cable Telelvision Associationís 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans. Mayor Guido moderated a panel discussion May 9, entitled "The Cable City Connection: Bringing Cableís Best to the Community." Anderson was a panelist for the discussion.

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