Mayor Marks Meets with President Obama

By: Mayor's Office News Release
By: Mayor's Office News Release

Tallahassee, FL - Mayor John Marks met with President Barack Obama earlier today at the White House in Washington, D.C. Marks was joined in the private meeting with the President by 10 of his fellow mayors from across the country, part of a delegation representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The discussion with President Obama covered a number of topics such as the Recovery Act and the economy; however, the central focus was on the creation of jobs.

“I want to extend my appreciation to President Obama for taking the time to meet with our delegation and listen to our thoughts regarding a number of issues affecting our communities,” Marks said. “Today I was able to speak directly to the President and convey just how important job creation is to the people of Tallahassee.”

Additionally, Mayor Marks met with several high level members of the federal government, including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan. Marks discussed current critical issues with the officials, including economic recovery, job creation and the challenges facing the Tallahassee housing market.

“It is important that our national leaders understand the issues facing the citizens of Tallahassee,” Marks said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to carry that message with me to Washington.”


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  • by J Timney Location: Tallahassee on Jan 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    What a joke! The redlight camera money that he is stealing from his citizens funded that trip. I had rather Tallahassee been represented by Bozo The Frigin Clown than that crook Marks!
  • by shadow on Jan 23, 2011 at 03:22 AM
    @airborne You are exactly correct. The "good" people are leaving Tallahassee to the thugs. Shootings, stabbings, armed robberies, etc - this town is pathetic.
  • by big question on Jan 22, 2011 at 09:08 PM
    what race were the other 10 mayors?
  • by airborne on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    Yep, a total embarassment. I went to the July 4th celebration in Tom Brown park last year and was amazed watching the mayor self-congratulating himself and all the city employees and departments. I was a good show congratulating themselves on wasting tax dollars. But here is the bottom line. Tallahassee is dying with educated people fleeing from here and refusing to come here. Soon there will be nothing but ghetto kings and queens and government/welfare employees here. I don't see a lot of businesses flocking to set up operations here. Then why would they, with taxes as high as they are. Mayor Marks is just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as he saves himself a seat in the nearest lifeboat. Sad for the locals.
  • by marksisevil Location: Tallahassee on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    This will result in absolutely zero, nada, nothing for Talllahassee.
  • by AL on Jan 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    You better watch out.Our electric bills will probably go up.The blind leading the blind.
  • by Reid Location: Tallahassee on Jan 22, 2011 at 09:01 AM
    Private meeting with 10 other mayors? And who paid for this? Please tell me EXACTLY how this benefited Tallahassee, home of the SUPER electricity rates and bogus stop light cameras that all corporations want to embrace by creating jobs here? What an expensive joke.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    retired and Yep!, That money is sitting in the reserve fund, so he couldn't touch this money. The real question is why are two people that do not know how to create a job, discussing their lack of knowledge of creating jobs.
  • by knock knock Location: America on Jan 22, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    laughing...just described to obama how 8 million was redistributed from the pockets of Tally utility customers to govt coffers...
  • by Ray Location: Florida on Jan 22, 2011 at 08:18 AM
    Not only do Marks and Obama look alike, they make up promises and lies and the idiots that follow them actually believe them.
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