June 27, 2017
This address is the first of its kind for our city.
Often times a State of the City address is an opportunity for celebration. Tonight, however, it is an opportunity to clarify our mission, re-establish our vision, and set forth an aggressive, even audacious agenda that will be guided by our mission in order to fulfill this vision. That’s because I believe that our city stands at a crossroads in time where its future will be set by those of us who desire to come together to build community and not by those who are out to destroy it.
Additionally, the purpose of this speech is to bring clarity to the public discourse insomuch as it depends on the city council and me. To do that, I must take time to review some basics that are to serve as the foundation of future communication as we move forward. Read more…