Local Politics

Durham mayor to meet with Obama

Posted February 19, 2009 7:05 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:13 p.m. EDT

— Durham Mayor Bill Bell will meet Friday with President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet to discuss the economy and other concerns.

The meeting is part of a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy also are among the 85 city leaders taking part in the event.

Bell has submitted a list of infrastructure projects he says could create 600 jobs in Durham if they were funded through the $787 billion federal stimulus package Obama signed into law this week.