In this Sept. 29, 2014, photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the United States Conference of Mayors, holds a news conference accompanied by the mayors of other cities, in Sacramento. Johnson is backing a local proposition on the November ballot to increase the powers of the mayor’s office in Sacramento
In this Sept. 29, 2014, photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the United States Conference of Mayors, holds a news conference accompanied by the mayors of other cities, in Sacramento. Johnson is backing a local proposition on the November ballot to increase the powers of the mayor’s office in Sacramento Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
In this Sept. 29, 2014, photo, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the United States Conference of Mayors, holds a news conference accompanied by the mayors of other cities, in Sacramento. Johnson is backing a local proposition on the November ballot to increase the powers of the mayor’s office in Sacramento Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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