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Detroit State of the City

Substance on Public Safety Plan Lacking in Mayor Bing's "State of the City"

Gary A. Brown | Posted 04.23.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Crime continues to be Detroit's number one issue. It is on the mind of every citizen. We will not thrive until the perception of Detroit is changed to that of a safe city through reducing the number of crime victims.

Twitter Chronicles REAL State Of The City

Posted 02.13.2013 | Detroit

When Detroit Mayor Dave Bing delivered his State of the City address Wednesday night, his self-congratulatory lines were greeted with tepid applause. ...

UPDATED: Bing Fails To Connect, Inspire At State Of Detroit Speech

Posted 02.13.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's annual State of the City address is a time for the city's leader to bring focus and a sense of purpose to the arguably huge task of saving t...

Thinking for Ourselves: State of Our City

Shea Howell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
Shea Howell

What was lacking in the State of the City speech was not so much the specifics, but the inability of the mayor to follow through on the recognition that we need to think very differently about where we are and what we need to do.

Simone Landon

Detroiters Weigh In On State Of The City

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters' reactions to Mayor Dave Bing's State of the City address were mixed Wednesday night, with many residents optimistic on his plans to improv...

Simone Landon

Detroit Mayor's State Of The City Address Short On Financial Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing reiterated his opposition to a state-appointed emergency manager in his State of the City speech Wednesday night, offering lit...

Will Bing Announce A State Takeover In State Of The City Address?

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is set to give his annual State of the City address from the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Wednesday night. But the "state...