Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

June 25, 2017

Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C., incoming vice chair of the United States Conference of Mayors and a sponsor of the renewable energy resolution, said mayors could discuss the issue and offer more concrete solutions than national politicians. He said he did not talk to his constituents about climate change in lofty terms. He talks to them about flooding — his city was hit hard in 2015 — fresh drinking water, new jobs in clean energy and their children’s asthma.

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2017 State of the City Address

  • Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivered his 2017 State of the City address on Tuesday, January 31st at the City Hall.


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