Former President Bill Clinton is set to talk as hundreds of mayors convene on Miami Beach for the U.S. Conference of Mayors 85th Annual Meeting. "We don't have time for that", said USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.
Goodman was just one of the mayors from cities across the US including metro Detroit attending the annual conference this week in Miami - a gathering which touts comparing notes and offering solutions to issues in common. Mayors at the conference have overwhelmingly expressed support to fight climate change, especially after the Trump administration pulled out of the Paris climate agreement last month.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas opened her remarks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors by saying, "The bottles of water in your rooms - they're $10".
Garcetti, a Democrat, said the number of mayors who have vowed to comply with the Paris deal's stipulations rose to 331 on Saturday, up from 323 on Thursday.
Later today, former President Bill Clinton offered the day's keynote: A Celebration of City Livability, honoring the great work mayors across the country are doing to make their hometowns more equitable places to live. Before joining the leadership of the Conference, Landrieu served as Chair of the Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Standing Committee, as well as co-chair of the Ending Veterans Homelessness Task Force.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, the outgoing president of the national mayors' group, is among the mayors who've huddled with the Trump administration on its promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan. "Politics has nearly no influence on science, in case you haven't noticed".
"Mayors sit at the helm of every major policy issue, and put partisan differences aside to produce results for our cities and towns".
Clinton warned the mayors about the need to address the epidemic, as Republicans face criticism over their plan to make large-scale changes to Medicaid, the government health insurance for the poor.
Clinton said that cities are less tribal as "real life keeps intruding".
ABC noted that "traditional energy sources still dominate", but the survey said more cities "could use renewable electricity if their states passed legislation".
De Blasio joined Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on a tour of a South Beach neighborhood where the city raised streets and installed pumps to send up to 120,000 gallons of water a minute flowing back into Biscayne Bay.
"Right?. It's just that we can't depend on our national government anymore", De Blasio said.
"We've got to have better partnerships between state, local and the federal governments" to sustain viable cities, Whaley said.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Levine in saying that USA cities are taking measures that the federal government should be taking.