Some of South Florida's top officials are in Dallas this weekend for the 82nd annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Mayors from more than 200 cities across America with populations of 30,000 or more will discuss solutions for unemployment, local financial issues, and infrastructure.

The nonpartisan meeting is also a way for cities, large and small, to send a unified policy message to Washington.

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