Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will deliver her third State of the City address May 17, at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis' Mill District.
The annual speech provides a chance for the mayor to outline progress on some of her ongoing initiatives and discuss goals for the coming year. Last year, Hodges used the address to introduce her Working Families Agenda of workplace reforms. A year later, the City Council is preparing to vote on one of the three items on that agenda: a new citywide sick leave ordinance.
Hodges' first address, in 2014, highlighted plans for reducing racial disparities and making it easier to open and run a small business in Minneapolis.
This year's address is happening about six weeks later than last year's speech, which took place in early April. The speech will begin at 11:30 a.m.