(KSL News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker just returned from a meeting with President-elect Barack Obama. Becker and 15 other mayors gathered in Chicago to discuss how the new White House Urban Policy Office will work.
"It was a real nuts-and-bolts, direct, forthright discussion about where we are, where this country's going, the role that cities and municipalities or regions can play as well as states and how we can all fit together going forward," Becker explained.
Becker says details of the president-elect's plan won't be known for a while, but if part of his economic stimulus plan is creating jobs with road and other infrastructure projects, the first place the mayor would like to see the money go is in redoing the North Temple overpass and viaduct.
The city doesn't have the money to fix the overpass right now, and there is a short window of time to complete the job ahead of the TRAX extension to the airport.