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The latest news releases from Mayor Adler’s office


MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of Miami Beach at USCM’s 85th Annual Meeting. Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin was elected USCM Vice President, and Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan Barnett was elected USCM Second Vice President.

Mayor Landrieu’s inaugural remarks drew a sharp contrast between mayors’ records of delivering results and Washington’s failure to work together and get things done in these challenging times. He also covered highlights from four days of conversation with over 250 of the nation’s local executives who produced innovative and actionable proposals to move the nation forward. Many of these ideas were included by a bipartisan group of mayors in Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future, a core set of policy priorities that address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, ensure quality affordable healthcare, promote safe and secure communities, expand our workforce to drive economic growth and create equitable communities to increase opportunity for all.

“The country is hungry for results: and that’s what Mayors serve every day to the people in their communities. We govern in real time and reality. And we never step back when duty calls. We don’t just talk about it –or debate it. We don’t have time for that,” said USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans. “We cannot simply resist and retreat – we must lead and engage.”

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City of Austin’s Opposed Motion for Preliminary Injunction in SB4 Lawsuit

57 City of Austin’s Opposed Motion for Prelim

Injunction57-1 Declaration of Gregorio Casar

57-2 Declaration of Delia Garza

57-3 Declaration of Steve Adler

57-4 Declaration of Brian Manley

57-5 Declaration of Sabino Renteria

57-6 Declaration of Jacqueline L. Watson pt 1

57-7 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson Pt 2

57-8 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 3

57-9 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 4

57-10 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 5

57-10 Declaration of Jacqueline Watson pt 6

57-12 Declaration of Roland Swenson

57-13 Declaration of Ben Johnson







Oped: How Austin can support 60,000 ‘middle-skill’ jobs by 2021

By Mayor Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt

When considering our community’s access to opportunity and prosperity, Austin and Travis County have much to celebrate — but also much work to do.

Though we learned with last week’s release of the Community Advancement Network’s annual Dashboard Report that unemployment in Travis County has declined by more than 50 percent since 2012, we also learned that 25 percent of black and Hispanic families in the county live in poverty, as compared to only 10 percent of other families. Continue reading

Oped: Why Austin is leading the charge to create a coal-free America

By Mayor Adler and Mike Bloomberg

Three years ago, Austin City Council made an ambitious pledge to have over 50 percent of its power come from renewable energy by 2025 — and to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. And last year, Austin Energy’s rate case settlement began to finance the shuttering of the coal-fired Fayette power plant. All the while, Austin has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.

Switching to clean energy has been an important part of this success, and many other cities and towns are following the same strategy. Of course, as with any major innovation, the proliferation of clean energy has led to job shifts. The coal industry, in particular, has faced growing challenges in the face of this progress.

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