Mayor Praises Selection Of Castro To Lead HUD

May 27, 2014

Mayor Cranley praises selection of Julian Castro to lead HUD

Lauds San Antonio mayor for his visionary leadership

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley commends President Obama for his recent nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"Mayor Castro is an exciting leader who has done terrific work helping revitalize San Antonio," Mayor Cranley said. "I urge the Senate to quickly confirm his appointment, so he can get to work helping cities across America."

Castro gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. As San Antonio’s mayor, he oversaw policies that resulted in the creation of 2,463 housing units in the center city, representing a total investment of $349.8 million.

"Mayor Castro knows the issues facing urban areas in the U.S., and what’s needed to help spark redevelopment and help homeowners," Mayor Cranley said. "I look forward to working with him after his appointment as HUD secretary."

For more information, contact Kevin Osborne, Director of Communications, at 513-516-1966 or kevin.osborne@cincinnati-oh.gov.