Rebuild With Us: Guiding Principles & Asks to Congress
Cities call on Congress to frame an infrastructure plan that works collaboratively with cities and reflects key guiding principles.
Together, cities and our federal partners must address the existing core infrastructure backlog, reestablish long-term funding, and use new technologies that will serve America’s cities for the next 100 years.
Local leaders, from cities large and small, are best positioned to identify where infrastructure needs are greatest and should be given a stronger voice in how limited federal dollars are invested in their communities.
Cities are already paying their fair share and need a steady federal partner to fund existing national programs and make significant capital investments for the long-term benefit of the economy.
Expand Revenue Tools
Cities should be given more flexibility to raise revenues and use innovative financing techniques while protecting existing tools, such as tax- exempt bonds, to drive regional investments that tie into the national network.
Cities and our federal partners must make investments that will strengthen our infrastructure and our communities before disaster strikes to ensure they can withstand extreme weather events.
Rebuild And Reimagine
Cities are leading the way in building intermodal, sustainable and interconnected infrastructure networks that support a modern economy. Congress must invest in cities’ vision to rebuild and reimagine America’s infrastructure.