The 82nd annual U.S. Conference of Mayors is wrapping up in Dallas today. West Sacramento's mayor is among those who are there.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says the conference is an opportunity for cities to send a message to White House and Congress on a variety of subjects considered important on the local level.

"We have some continuing challenges on flood protection," Cabaldon said.

Specifically the Natomas levees. Cabaldon says the mayors have a solid track record when it comes to getting Washington to listen.

"We're able to bring together politics and pragmatism at the same time, and that's made us a very trusted ear by both branches of government in D.C.," he said. 

And this year West Sacramento was honored as the most livable city among small communities in the U.S.