Membership Approves 2014 NLC Policy Positions at Seattle Conference

December 2, 2013

Angelina Panettieri

As the Congress of Cities Conference in Seattle drew to a close, NLC's voting delegates, representing more than 1,000 credentialed votes, ratified changes to the organization's National Policy that will be used to guide NLC's federal advocacy for 2014.

The policy changes call for federal action to support the local government perspective in a variety of areas, including infrastructure financing, federal deficit reduction efforts, communications tax reform, sustainable development, comprehensive immigration reform, transportation infrastructure, climate change, and broadband deployment to name a few.

Before voting on the policy positions, the delegates heard reports from the leadership of NLC's seven Policy and Advocacy Committees on the important work the Committees accomplished over the year, which served as the basis for the policy positions.

Read the complete set of the changes to the National Municipal Policy that were adopted at the Conference »
Read the executive summary of NLC's policy amendments and resolutions »