Apr 17, 2024 - News

Duggan to target junk cars, solar farms in State of the City address

Mayor Mike Duggan

Mayor Mike Duggan speaks at a recent NFL Draft event. Photo: Courtesy of the city of Detroit via Flickr

Mayor Mike Duggan chose a smaller venue to deliver his State of the City address this year.

Why it matters: Recent locations for the mayor's annual speech have highlighted huge projects, like Michigan Central Station and General Motors' Factory Zero plant, Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison tells Axios.

  • But this year's event at the west-side Dexter Avenue Baptist Church will emphasize progress in neighborhoods that "doesn't always come, necessarily, from huge developments," he says.

Between the lines: In the address, Duggan plans to go deep on the city's solar farm installation program, detail plans to remove abandoned junk cars and spotlight new businesses in Dexter-Linwood, Bettison says.

How to watch: The event can be streamed Wednesday on the city's website, Facebook or YouTube starting at 6:30pm. The speech starts at 7pm.

  • It'll also be on TV on Channel 21 (Comcast) and Channel 99 (AT&T).
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