Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh met on Beacon Hill today to discuss Walsh's plans for the city. After their meeting, Patrick said he looks forward to replicating the successful relationship he's had with Mayor Tom Menino, adding that he and Walsh both want to create jobs and opportunity in the commonwealth.

"Boston is a strong city," Patrick said. "It can be stronger. Marty has some great ideas about how to do that, and we look forward to working with him to advance his agenda, and most importantly, to advance the agenda of the people of the Commonwealth.”

Walsh joked that he when he asked Patrick for more local aid, the governor smirked, but added that he looks forward to fostering their relationship.

“But we’re going to have a good relationship," Walsh said. "We want to make sure that the two administrations work extremely close together to continue building economic development and new businesses in the city of Boston and keep moving the state forward."

Walsh is a state representative from the Dorchester neighborhood who defeated City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 in the race to succeed Menino, who is retiring after two decades in office.