SACRAMETNO (KCBS)— Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?
You’re probably asking yourself, what exactly does the mayor’s conference do? They do a lot of overseas talks and maybe even throw in a convention. It really tries to use the platform to elevate the city and give it exposure to prestige.
Johnson of course was a former NBA player who became a political star of sorts who was supposed to help resurrect the city. Sacramento’s redevelopment projects have been put on hold.