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Calif. Mayors Say State Should Be Open To Work With Trump Administration

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Mayors from Sacramento and San Diego said on Friday that California should be open to working with the Trump Administration on infrastructure projects that benefit the state.


Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told a forum in Sacramento that the state should be united on the topic, given its many transportation, water and housing needs.

“I think it’s incumbent upon us as Californians, all of us again on a bipartisan basis, to work as together as a state with the federal government,” says Faulconer. 

Democratic Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg told those at the forum he agreed with Faulconer … to a point.

“Yes, we should be open to working with the administration," says Steinberg. "Yes, infrastructure is the lead area. But never at the price of sacrificing the civil rights of the people who live in this state. … ever.” 

Faulconer listed a new border crossing near San Diego and a water recycling facility as projects that could benefit from cooperation with Trump. Steinberg pointed to the state’s reservoirs, including the crumbling Oroville dam spillway, as candidates for federal help.