Annual Address Focuses on Waterfront, Downtown, Environment

Download the full text of the 2008 State of the City Address.

Download a press release summarizing the contents of the 2008 State of the City Address.

Last Thursday, March 13th, I had the pleasure of delivering my third State of the City Address. In contrast to previous speeches, which ranged widely over the landscape of municipal action, this year’s address was deep and narrow, focusing on the critical priorities of waterfront renewal, downtown investment, and environmental sustainability. My goal was to highlight in candid and honest terms the difficult choices necessary to achieve progress in these areas. The full text of the speech, as well as a press release summarizing its contents, are available for download. I welcome your feedback.