Following a meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the
, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory says that he's assured that Cincinnati will receive its fair share of the $787 billion federal economic stimulus bill.
According to Mallory, the president told the 80 mayors in attendance that stimulus money will be on the streets within six months and is expected to be spent on projects within 18 months.
He was also pleased that $7 billion of the $12 billion set aside for transit projects would go directly to cities, instead of being funnelled through state governments.
"The president stressed several things, that he understands the importance of cities as it relates to stimulating the economy," Mallory tells the Enquirer
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