Mayor Fischer attending U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Greg Fischer is in Florida attending the 85th U.S. Conference of Mayors.

More than 250 leaders of the nation’s cities are tackling a variety of issues over four days.

The issues include gun violence, safeguarding local government funds, dealing with cuts under President Donald Trump’s policies and climate change.

Former President Bill Clinton addressed the conference.

Clinton commended mayors who have committed their cities to upholding the Paris climate agreement.

“Now all this controversy about America getting out of the Paris agreement — you can get out of it or in it but the water is going to keep rising — politics is has almost no influence on science — in case you hadn’t noticed – or nature,” Clinton said.

Mayors are also warning the president that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with cities’ affairs.

They will vote Monday on policy resolutions to send to federal lawmakers in Washington.