Denver mayor talks to Biden at the White House about infrastructure

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock told President Joe Biden on Wednesday that cities and states know best how to spend the possibly $4 trillion in Democrats’ proposed infrastructure spending package.

Hancock and seven other mayors and governors — Democrats and Republicans from places like Illinois, New Jersey, Phoenix and Mobile, Ala. — spoke with Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

“Give these dollars directly to cities so we can move quickly and invest,” Hancock told The Post, recalling his conversation.

Biden’s infrastructure plan, dubbed “Build Back Better” could bring fresh money to Denver to invest in affordable housing, mass transit and solar energy, Hancock said. It also could create new jobs across the country.

Denver and other cities and states are behind the curve with these types of investments, Hancock said, saying the infrastructure is “crumbling.”

But Hancock doesn’t have many specifics on what the national spending package could do for Denver, though he expressed optimism that Congress could reach a bipartisan deal this summer.

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