October 11, 2001

Mayors, Police Chiefs To Discuss Federal-Local Law Enforcement Cooperation, Coordination
Press Conference to Follow New Orleans Meeting Monday, October 15, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.

Washington, DC -- New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, will chair a New Orleans meeting of mayors and police chiefs to discuss federal-local law enforcement issues on Monday, October 15, 2001. The closed meeting will be followed by a noon press conference in the Evangeline Room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The task force is expected to discuss how federal and local law enforcement officials can best coordinate their efforts to fight terrorism and protect residents of the nation's cities. The work of this task force and other mayoral working groups will lay the groundwork for the U.S. Conference of Mayors Emergency, Safety and Security Summit to be held on October 23-25, 2001 in Washington.

WHAT:Press conference on federal-local law enforcement
WHEN:Monday, October 15, 2001 - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:Ritz-Carlton Hotel - Evangeline Room
921 Canal Street, New Orleans
WHO:New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial
New Orleans Police Superintendent Richard J. Pennington
Other mayors and police chiefs from across the country

Mayors across the country have been on the frontlines responding to the recent terrorist attacks, directing emergency response and preparedness efforts, beefing up local security, organizing blood drives and financial contributions, and urging tolerance.

The U. S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,200 such cities in the country today.

Contact: Andy Solomon (202) 861-6766


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