Richmond mayor to deliver State of City on Tuesday

Richmond mayor to deliver State of City on Tuesday

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt is set to deliver the 2019 State of the City on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, during a regular council meeting.

With the help of a detailed slideshow presentation and short videos, the mayor will provide an overview of the year’s accomplishments and highlights as well as updates on the city’s finances, workforce, housing, economy, public safety, and more.

The mayor will begin by recognizing invited guests of honor, among them U.S. Figure Skating Champion Alysa Liu and Glamour 2018 Woman of the Year Betty Reid Soskin, according to the mayor’s office.

“Throughout the address the mayor will offer his take on changing trends and key priorities for the city’s future,” the mayor’s office said. “A few primary points of interest are: new city leadership, tackling pension costs, achieving financial stability, restructuring the Housing Authority, responding to the homelessness crisis, addressing firearm assaults, advancing climate action goals, building regional bike/pedestrian infrastructure including on the Richmond-San Rafael Bride, and moving forward development at Point Molate, Hilltop Mall, and Downtown Richmond.”

Other topics: rental prices and increases, new city programs, crime and emergency statistics, renewable energy generation, illegal dumping, Richmond ferry ridership, pavement conditions and funding, cannabis business activity, new alcohol/tobacco regulations, and tax revenue trends, according to the mayor’s office.

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