Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is set to deliver her third State of the City address this morning at the MacPhail Center for Music.
The mayor's speech is likely to include mentions of some of her ongoing initiatives, including the Working Families Agenda that she introduced during last year's address. Portions of that plan have been put on hold, but the City Council is scheduled to vote on one key piece -- a citywide sick leave ordinance -- later this month. Other major efforts of the mayor's administration include a federal "Promise Zone" designation for the North Side, the launch of a Cradle to K Cabinet focused on the health and well being of babies and young children and an expanded focus on racial equity in and outside of City Hall.
The annual speech provides an opportunity for the mayor to highlight accomplishments and announce new initiatives. This year's speech is being held six weeks later than last year's, which was delivered in early April.