U.S. Conference of Mayors

A 12-year-old boy from Bay Minette, Alabama, recently discovered a rare fossil in Greene County.

The University of Alabama says Aiden Taylor was on a week-long trip with the university's Museum Expedition when he found a fossil of a reptile that roamed the planet millions of years ago.

Over 250 mayors from across the country attended the 83rd annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco.

The gathering was held June 19-22 and allowed mayors the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas on how to deal with issues within their cities. They also debated and adopted dozens of resolutions that will be submitted to the United States Congress.

Among the delegates was Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell. I asked Bell about his involvement with the conference, some of the policy suggestions he supported, and other issues in Birmingham.

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The national group of mayors is proposing a 10-point plan to end racism and discrimination in America.

The blueprint released Thursday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors includes speaking out against bias, reducing poverty and working to reduce disparities between whites, blacks and Hispanics in prison sentencing.

In cities, the mayors say want to promote inclusion and tolerance and help integrate immigrants into communities.