Mayor Mike Duggan Delivers 1st State of the City Address
DETROIT - In his first State of the City Address, Mayor Mike Duggan outlined a vision and strategy for improving services to Detroiters who have waited too long for real change.
Duggan highlighted several key successes in the first two months of his administration, including a property assessment reduction, improvements to DDOT service and security and improving public lighting.
He also punctuated his speech with stories of Detroiters overcoming great challenges just to live in the city. One example included a 53-year-old veteran who has had to take his DDOT bus in the wrong direction on his way to work, just to make sure he could get a seat when the bus eventually turned back around at the end of the line.
Duggan also emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Mayor’s Office and City Council and a respectful, functional relationship between the Mayor, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and City Council, as well as the strong support the city has been receiving from the Obama Administration.