Abramson To Meet With Obama Team

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and eleven other mayors have been invited to meet with President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team.

On Thursday, Abramson and other representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors will meet with team co-chair Valerie Jerrett. The group will go over plans for a multi-billion dollar infrastructure stimulus package.

The package is expected to be among the first legislation passed under the new administration. If it goes through, Mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says the city will have projects ready.

“We in Louisville submitted projects totally $607 million,” he says. “Ranging everything from widening suburban roads to replacing portable classrooms and elementary schools. And those jobs, if all funded, would create 18 thousand jobs for the city of Louisville alone.”

Abramson also addressed congress in October on the need for the infrastructure stimulus package.