State of the City: “One Minneapolis and the Call of Transformation”
The vision of a city transformed into One Minneapolis was a major theme throughout Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ annual State of the City address May 23.
In the speech, the mayor outlined her proposed path to a stronger, more connected Minneapolis. She offered several examples of the city overcoming discomfort to get results: the Nicollet Mall renovation, the earned sick and safe time policy, gains in affordable housing and new approaches to public safety.
The mayor delivered her speech, titled “One Minneapolis and the Call of Transformation,” to a crowd of about 150 at Masjid An-Nur (Mosque of the Light) in north Minneapolis. She emphasized that Minneapolis is stronger because we are a welcoming city and that no president would change that. She encouraged Minneapolis residents to celebrate the progress the city has made while staying focused on a vision for the future. The mayor outlined that vision in a number of areas including sustainability, 21st century policing and workforce development.
Published May 31, 2017