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National League of Cities makes support of harbor deepening official

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah River harbor deepening has received the seal of approval from cities across the country.

Last week, Savannah City Council traveled to Boston for the National League of Cities conference. From that meeting, with more than a thousand cities from across the country represented, the NLC drafted a resolution supporting plans for not only Georgia to deepen the Savannah Harbor, but harbor deepening at ports across the United States.

Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas says the resolution will be sent to the U.S. Congress and Senate in hopes of speeding up the federal funding of the project for the Savannah River.

"National League of Cities is a very important voice on Capitol Hill," Thomas said. "To have that resolution in hand really helps us with harbor expansion and other ports."

Also part of the National League of Cities harbor deepening resolution was support for cruise based tourism, which Thomas has been heavily pushing in Savannah.

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