Watch: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivers State of the City speech

Duggan spoke at 7 p.m.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City address Wednesday (March 9).

DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City address Wednesday (March 9).

A recording of the address is available above. It streamed live Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Duggan gave city council his budget proposal Monday and it included more spending and some job cuts.

It’s a new era at Detroit City Hall. Six new council members, a new majority really. But there is the specter of the bankruptcy agreement and of state oversight kicking back in if they veer off into overspending.

Duggan said everyone needs to stay calm and spend very carefully.

“What we are presenting today is a post-crisis budget, post-COVID budget. It’s really a return to normal,” Duggan said.

Duggan presented what he called the 8th balanced budget in a row, something Detroit was not known for before the bankruptcy. Federal COVID funding kept the city afloat the last couple of years and it’s run out.


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