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Tri-Valley mayors team up to bring back federal money

Original post made on Jan 19, 2012

Four Tri-Valley mayors are joining forces to gain federal funding for local projects during the U.S. Conference of Mayors that ends today in Washington, D.C.

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Posted by Another junket?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

You know, it is disappointing that local leaders have embraced the entitlement/welfare mentality so that they feel the need to go off to 'plead' for Federal money, usually by flying to Washington DC in some sort of group junket.

When there is urban decay in large cities in the U.S. and extreme poverty in rural America (where factories have shut down and departed for overseas locations), these are the areas far more deserving of Federal aid.

Perhaps it's time we elected local leaders that meet with their own constituents, rather than spend their time hobnobbing with the Washington bureaucrats.