The Democratic mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts said he spoke with White House officials Thursday about federal plans for infrastructure projects.
Mayor Domenic Sarno said the conference call with two special assistants to President Donald Trump did not reveal any specifics about the $ 1 trillion investment the Republican president has vowed to make to repair the nation’s infrastructure.
"I am happy they invited me to be on this call," Sarno said. " It was a candid conversation."
Sarno reached out to the Trump administration earlier this month in an email exchange, and a follow-up phone call with William Kirkland, the White House Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Sarno said while pledging to work with the administration on programs that create jobs, he said he objected to Trump’s plan to eliminate Community Development Block Grants.