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Villaraigosa Travels To DC For Mayoral Conference

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is in Washington D.C. Wednesday for the 79th winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Villaraigosa, who is vice president of the mayoral group, is scheduled for a number of events, including a news conference in support of the Community Development Block Grants program and meetings with congressmen to discuss public transportation.

More than 230 mayors are expected to attend the three-day meeting, which ends Friday. A conference spokeswoman says most of the discussion will center on joblessness in American cities.

Other mayors from Los Angeles and Orange counties scheduled to attend the meeting include: David Argudo (La Puente); Jimmy Delshad (Beverly Hills); Mike Gin (Redondo Beach); Richard Montgomery (Manhattan Beach); Miguel Pulido (Santa Ana); Tom Tait (Anaheim); and Gary Yamauchi (Alhambra).

The trip to nation’s capitol will be Villaraigosa’s 14th in 18 weeks, including three other trips to Washington.

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