81st Annual Meeting: June 21-24, 2013 in Las Vegas

IN SUPPORT OF THE NOMINATION OF MAYOR ANTHONY FOXX AS SECRETARY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

WHEREAS, President Obama has nominated to Mayor Anthony Foxx of Charlotte, North Carolina to succeed the Honorable Ray LaHood as Secretary of the U.S. Department of   Transportation (DOT); and

WHEREAS, Mayor Foxx’s experience as the mayor of a great U.S. city has provided him with valuable perspective and has facilitated a greater understanding of the role our nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure play in the well-being of our local economies; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Foxx’s nomination follows in the great tradition of mayors serving at the helm of the Department of Transportation: Secretary Neil Goldschmidt, former mayor of Portland, OR; Secretary Federico Peña, former mayor of Denver, CO; and Secretary Norman Mineta, former mayor of San Jose, CA; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Foxx understands that investments in transportation and infrastructure projects create jobs, generate economic recovery, and supplement community and economic development efforts in U.S. cities; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Foxx’s unmatched qualifications include his oversight of the city-managed Charlotte Douglas International Airport and public transportation projects such as the expansion of light rail lines and streetcars; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Foxx will continue to reach across the aisle and advocate for federal support and investments in transportation and infrastructure projects,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors congratulates Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to President Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors urges the expeditious confirmation of Mayor Foxx as DOT Secretary by the U.S. Senate; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors looks forward to working with Secretary Foxx and working toward more progress in transportation.

Projected Cost: None


RESOLUTION ADOPTED JUNE 2013