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Obama to Mayors: Don't Mess This Up!

Obama to Mayors: Don't Mess This Up!

President Obama met with America's mayors today, promising to "call them out" if they spend stimulus money in a wasteful way.


The president told the Conference of US Mayors that he needed unprecedented responsibility and accountability. He said:

If a federal agency proposes a project that will waste that money, I will not hesitate to call them out on it, and put a stop to it. But I want everyone here to be on notice that if a local government does the same — I will call them out on it as well, and use the full power of my office and our administration to stop it.

More than 60 of the nation's municipal leaders are in Washington right now, meeting with national leaders and White House economic advisers. Stimulus money will soon flood into local governments, so let's hope it finds it's way out of city halls and into the communities.

Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick McCrory

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Miami's Mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

To see more photos of the mayors schmoozing in Washington, read more.

Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Patrick McCrory

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Miami's Mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

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SF Mayor Newsom

SF Mayor Newsom

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