02/08/2012 03:52 pm ET

Vincent Gray's 2012 'State Of The District' Address: City Is At 'Crossroads' (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON -- During his 2012 State of the District address at the Historic Sixth and I Synagogue on Tuesday evening, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said "the city is at a crossroads."

As The Washington Post describes it:

Gray's 19-page speech carried his oft-mentioned theme of a tale of two cities as he pushed his “One City” theme, the campaign slogan that he has tried to turn into policy. He defined “One City” as all residents living in safe neighborhoods and having access to quality public education, among other city services.

Gray's address is more than 5,600 words. If you want to read the full text, as released by the mayor's office, click here.

Or page through our slideshow featuring excerpts of the mayor's address below.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2012 State Of The District Address