West Coast Mayors Announce 2-Day Summit
TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015 — Mayors from major West Coast cities on Thursday, Dec. 10, will convene in Portland for a two-day summit to discuss pressing issues affecting each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will trade ideas and experiences about issues associated with homelessness, housing, and climate action, and will together work to generate solutions.
Mayors will be joined by experts in each topic area — including U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro and Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness — to help inform the discussions.
The goal of the West Coast Mayors Summit is to exchange information and best practices, develop a joint federal agenda, and identify action items on mutual issues.