Mayor Nutter joined 15 other big-city mayors at the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder over strategies to stem youth violence.
The president wanted to hear ideas on how to create better partnerships between federal agencies and local government to improve crime-fighting efforts, Nutter said after the meetings.
"The president acknowledged there may be no significant federal funding or new programs to roll out," Nutter said. "But several agencies have a variety of resources they already provide. The president focused on what we're doing that works . . . and what other ideas we may utilize to drive down crime in different parts of the country."