Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, California says that the residents of his city are united in their message to him, and to elected officials in Washington: "Job #1 is to create the jobs they need going into the future."
And the American Jobs Act is a step in that direction. "America’s mayors are in sync with the President and his call to work on a bipartisan basis to put America back on track," according to Villaraigosa, who is President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
See how other mayors say the American Jobs Act will impact their cities:
Mayor Dayne Walling of Flint, Michigan
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore, Maryland
Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colorado
Mayor Mark Mallory of Cincinnati, Ohio
Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City
Mayor Phil Gordon of Phoenix, Arizona