Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a forum about education in big cities at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University March 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Calling their municipalities 'city-states,' the mayors suppored the idea of individual school districts being able to compete with states for the $4.35 billion 'Race to the Top' grant program created by President Barack Obama.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Villaraigosa Lobbies Feds To Allow LAUSD To Compete Directly For Funding

The mayor was in DC in the hopes of securing federal funding without having to compete with the state of California.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/02/2012

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Mayors From More Than 70 Cities Join Forces To Support Same-Sex Marriage

Mayors of more than 70 cities are joining forces to support gay marriage.


Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Villaraigosa: ‘Time To Stop Talking And Start Acting’ On Debt, Jobs

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will first be in Baltimore to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, after which he will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Barack Obama.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/20/2011

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Mayor Of Mayors? Villaraigosa To Preside Over Leadership Conference

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is headed for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore, where he will be sworn in as the organization’s president.