The resolution was adopted after it was amended to stipulate that "the drawdown of troops should be done in a measured way that does not destabilize the region," The New York Times reported. Another amendment called for revenues saved by ending the wars to be used "to reduce the federal debt," as well as to "meet vital human needs," the newspaper said.
GALLERY: Conference of Mayors in Baltimore
The mayors, meeting in Baltimore also planned to announce results of their annual city water taste test and participate in workshops concerning city partnerships for education and nutrition, the conference agenda indicated.
Participants in the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting, which ends Tuesday, told The Baltimore Sun they took comfort in knowing that other cities' executives were in the same boat financially.
"It's sort of relaxing," Maher Maso of Frisco, Texas, said of other mayors' cities. "Somebody else has to deal with it."
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was to become the organization's president, succeeding Elizabeth Kautz, mayor of Burnsville, Minn