Walsh Talks Opioids, Housing At D.C. Mayors Conference

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Mayor Marty Walsh. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Mayor Marty Walsh called into WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday morning from Washington, D.C., where he is attending the Conference of Mayors' 86th Winter Meeting.

Yesterday, Walsh was appointed chair of the Housing Committee for the U.S. Housing Conference of Mayors.

He told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens that the issue of housing is one of many that mayors across the country are taking up as they meet in the capitol.

"The conference is a nonpartisan conference, so we have Republicans and Democrats, really talking about issues that affect America and American cities," he said.

Another big issue they're taking up today is the opioid crisis.

"We all represent cities and towns across America, and some of them are larger or smaller," he said. "New York and LA and Chicago will be here today, along with Boston, and we have some other smaller cities that we work with. It's important that we work across lines, because often times, the challenges we face are the same."

Walsh will be back in Boston Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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