Duggan’s third State of the City is Feb. 23

Christine Ferretti
The Detroit News

Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan on Feb. 23 will deliver his third State of the City address, the administration announced Thursday.

The speech will take place at 7 p.m. at Second Ebenezer Church on the city’s east side.

Last year’s speech — delivered just two months out of bankruptcy — focused heavily on rebuilding the city’s neighborhoods. The mayor touted initiatives aimed at helping city residents repair their homes, reuse vacant land, train for jobs and start new businesses.

Over the last year, Duggan has continued to tout service delivery improvements, progress with Detroit’s home demolitions as well as workforce development initiatives and programs that give a boost to small business.

The announcement of the annual address comes on the heels of the resignation of Odis Jones, CEO of the city’s Public Lighting Authority.

Jones began his tenure with the state-created authority in 2013 and played an instrumental part in fixing the city’s longstanding street lighting problems. To-date, more than 60,000 LED lights have been installed in city neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.