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Cities share plans for stimulus money

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Mayors from around the country met with President Obama Friday hoping to get their fair share of the stimulus money.

The President invited mayors from dozens of cities, mainly larger cities, to the White House.

He told them to be sure to spend wisely whatever federal money comes their way.

The Mayor of Sylvester says he'll speak up to try to make sure small towns don't miss out.

"You know the smaller cities also have some smaller infrastructure needs with water sewer, streets and you know it's very difficult for smaller cities especially to complete those projects because we have limited tax resources," said Mayor Bill Yearta, City of Sylvester.

The recovery package includes $89 billion dollars for local transportation, housing, and clean water projects across the US.

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