Leading Innovation: Mayor to Lead Innovation Task Force of U.S. Mayors
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the formation of a Technology and Innovation Task Force at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) that will demonstrate how cities can support growth of technology and new economy jobs and foster innovation in local governments through technology and transparency. Los Angeles Mayor and USCM President Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa appointed Mayor Lee to lead the newly formed task force today at the 80th Winter Meeting of the USCM. The Task Force is designed to identify and define mayoral innovation and technology priorities and to inform and advise the work of Congress and the Administration.
"Technology and new economy companies and the people behind them are the engines of innovation and job creation and, as cities, we must support policies that foster their growth and ensure our residents are educated and prepared for the 21st century economy," said Mayor Lee. "Cities must be laboratories for innovation across the nation to create new jobs, improve government transparency and efficiency and build new public-private partnerships." Read more.