Tri-Valley Mayors advocate for federal funding in Washington D.C.
For the past seven years, as part of their mayoral duties, the mayor has joined with other area mayors in an annual legislative trip to Washington D.C.
Mayor Newell Arnerich, along with the mayors of San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore attended the United States Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting and the Tri-Valley Mayors’ Legislative Briefings in Washington. The mayors travel to the nation’s capital as a group advocating for federal funding for projects of regional significance.
The first part of the mayors’ visit to Washington focused on participating in the United States Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization representing the nation’s 1,200 cities with a population of 30,000 or more. This year’s conference topics included workforce development, technology and innovation, energy, education and entrepreneurship.
The Tri-Valley mayoral delegation advocated for funding improvements to Interstate 680, Interstate 580, Highway 84 and the Iron Horse Trail. The mayors met with newly-elected Congressman Eric Swalwell, Congressman John Garamendi and representatives from Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Senator Barbara Boxer’s offices. Additional meetings with funding agencies included Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, and Economic Development Administration.
The annual meetings have served as a successful means of identifying funding opportunities for transportation and other projects that help improve the quality of life for residents of Danville and the Tri-Valley.
For more information on the Mayor's visit, contact Assistant to the Town Manager Nat Rojanasathira at (925) 314- 3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.