Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin are scheduled to join some 250 of their mayoral counterparts in Washington, D.C. this week for the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
All told, about three dozen California mayors are scheduled to take part in the conference, which runs Tuesday through Friday. Some are taking a relatively high profile. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the organization's president, will give the annual State of the Cities presentation. Johnson, on Friday, will chair a panel discussion on education reform. Swearengin is participating in a panel discussion on exports.