Mayor fatigue is real. The New York Times recently reported that a spate of mayors across the country are stepping away from elected office in a siege of burnout following an exhausting 15 months. Between managing a global pandemic on the local level and reckoning with racial inequalities, many stressed-out mayors report there’s no time to deal with common city problems like snow removal or trash collection. In this conversation, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses pushing through the challenges and initiating the next wave of progress for cities, with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ James Anderson.
- 2021 Festival