In a little less than 20 minutes, Mayor Marilyn Strickland is expected to deliver her second “State of the City” address during the Tacoma Shift Happens event at the convention center.
Here’s a sneak peek at the mayor’s speech:
2012 State of the City Address
(7 minutes followed by 3 minute video from Convention and Visitors Bureau)
On behalf of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma City Council, I am thrilled to be here tonight at the second annual Shift Happens event to give my second State of the City address. Once again, I want to thank the organizers, volunteers, merchants and attendees who have participated in today’s event.
RECAP of LAST YEAR
Last year, our theme for the State of the City address was “finishing what we started.” And we did! From family recreation to commerce and transportation, we saw the completion of many great projects:
- Cheney Stadium, home of the Tacoma Rainiers, re-opened on time and on budget to great reviews from many fans.
- After years of trying to attract a grocery store to downtown Tacoma, the new IGA’s City Grocer opened its doors on 13th and Pacific Avenue at Pacific Plaza – adding a new downtown shopping option for workers, visitors and residents. Read more »