Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is in Indianapolis, meeting with 200 other mayors at the 84th U.S. Conference of Mayors. He says the big issue there is the economy. “I think the main issue is really the economy and the lack of action in
Washington, D.C. when congress is so partisan so divided and they’re not really doing anything.” The mayors discussed the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. “Brexit will have an impact on our local economies just as it’s had an immediate impact on the market including our stock exchanges here in the United States of America. We did receive a report from an economist who works for the USCM that said overall the long-term impact on the economy won’t be significant.” He says mayors and cities have become solvers of problems not being solved by Washington, D.C. “But you know what I can lament that or I can take action as mayor I’ve chosen to take action. We as mayors are collectively saying to Washington though you’ve got to break this gridlock.” Stanton says mayors share ideas at the conference. “I get to brag about my city a lot and there’s a lot of innovation that’s happening in Phoenix and I think some of the other mayors are surprised at the level of innovation that’s happening.” 
Mike Sauceda