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03/22/2013 10:14 am ET | Updated Mar 22, 2013

Miami State Of The City Address: Mayor's 15 Reasons To Be Proud Of Our City (PHOTOS)

Only in Miami does the State of the City address contain the word 'sexy.'

Wednesday City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado touted the successes and plans for the city, noting "Responsible growth may not be sexy but it is and remains my promise."

Listing public safety as his administration's chief concern, the Mayor bragged about many of the improvements in police activity and crime rates in 2012.

Most notably, last year saw the lowest crime rate in five years and an 80 percent drop in police-involved shootings, according to the mayor.

Regalado also outlined Do Good Miami, a new partnership between public, private, and volunteer organizations to improve quality of life for Miami's poor, aging, and disadvantaged.

For instance, Miami Children’s Initiative will attempt to transform Liberty City, arguably the City's toughest area, into a prosperous community by investing in to neighborhood's youth. (Hear what it's like to live in Liberty City in this post about a recent documentary filmed there.)

"Do Good Miami" also includes a push to make Miami nicer; the city will join a nationwide campaign to "Choose Civility."

And then after much back patting and proclamations about dreams for the future of Miami, Mayor Regaldao closed with a very important message: "Go Heat."

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