Dallas hosted two big events in recent days -- the New Cities Summit, which attracted hundreds of scholars and planners, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which brought in more than 200 mayors from around the country.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said over the weekend he wants the City Council to consider raising the minimum wage for workers employed by city contractors. The mayor's announcement comes after Dallas County is considering a similar increase -- and as cities and states across the country are raising the minimum wage, saying their workers should be earning more.
Mayors from more than 200 cities are in Dallas for the U.S. Conference of Mayors -- the gathering begins today. This morning, many of them joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on the new Continental Avenue pedestrian bridge.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its annual meeting in Dallas beginning Friday. More than 200 mayors are expected to attend. The event will be presided over by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA point guard who is now in his second term as mayor of his hometown.