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Barnett talks infrastructure in Washington D.C.

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett on Thursday, March 15, joined a group of mayors from across the country in Washington D.C. to discuss the city's perspective on the president's infrastructure plan.

Barnett was asked to put together a bipartisan team of 15 mayors from across the country to take an in-depth look at how the president's proposed $200 billion infrastructure plan would impact the country's vast infrastructure needs. The group met with Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure D.J. Gribbin.

President Trump's proposal calls for an 80 percent match from states and cities while promising to streamline project delivery by reducing regulation. The proposal also calls for embracing innovation in a way that infrastructure is designed, built and maintained.

"Advocating for Rochester Hills is one of my most important responsibilities, and to be asked to participate in this critical discussion with the decision makers at the White House allows me to uniquely add a Rochester Hills perspective to the proposal," Barnett said. "I appreciate the invitation from President Trump and look forward to finding solutions to this massive infrastructure issue which will benefit our city and the greater community."

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