Priorities of US Mayors
Transportation, the changing nature of work and pedestrian safety are important issues for mayors across the nation, according to the latest Menino Survey of Mayors by Boston University’s Initiative on Cities. Released in January 2020, the survey results were based on interviews in 2019 with 119 mayors from cities with populations at or above 75,000.
The survey results reflect mayors’ priorities before the COVID-19 pandemic and offer context for the increased emphasis city leadership is now placing on these policy areas because of the public health emergency. In Boston, the pandemic has raised important questions regarding transportation, pedestrian safety and the changing nature of work. In some areas of government, the City has accelerated policy initiatives due to COVID-19; in others the pandemic has required policy adjustments and new thinking. Read more>