Ten mayors from Westside cities joined WEA members and guests at its Breakfast Forum yesterday.
As the forum began, the room at the Washington Square Embassy Suites was abuzz of conversations.
Many people had not seen each other in-person for more than two years.
As the mayors addressed the audience, they showed their sense of humor and camaraderie, but at the same time shared their concerns.
In light of the recent tragedy in Texas, gun violence was an issue the mayors raised multiple times.
The mayors also talked about land use; the urban growth boundary; workforce development and their own cities' staffing needs; business development in their communities; levies passed and the services being funded; homeless services; affordable housing; urban renewal areas; transportation system and master planning; community visioning; the climate crisis; and water supply.
When the audience had the opportunity to ask questions, the mayors answered questions about empowering youth, the creation of public art, partnerships, and more.
TVCTV is editing footage from this event and hopes to have a recording available next week.
WEA wants to thank Comcast and Legacy Health for their forum sponsorships.
It also wants to share its gratitude for all the mayors who participated.