LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Mayor Andy Schor joined 146 Mayors from the Climate Mayors network in sending a letter to Congressional leaders, asking for the passage of an economic recovery and infrastructure package.
If passed, the package would support American towns and cities with addressing climate change, creating economic opportunity and confronting environmental injustice.
In Lansing, equity and resiliency are priorities in our sustainability planning efforts. We are taking advantage of all available resources, but our renewable energy and climate action initiatives will require additional support if we are going to accomplish our ambitious goals. Federal support will enable us to implement programs aimed at protection of our local resources.”Mayor Andy Schor
According to a release from Mayor Schor, the letter addressed Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McCarthy and Minority Leader McConnell.
The Climate Mayors laid out their priorities as follows:
- Prioritize and expand programs where funds flow directly to cities from the federal government.
- Prioritize local government-led processes for federal funds that flow to the states to improve inclusivity and accountability.
- Ensure that federal programs and funding prioritize disadvantaged communities and allow sufficient administrative and implementation flexibility to meet local needs.
- Ensure that federal spending is accompanied by workforce standards that prioritize job quality and equitable access to well-paying high road careers.