Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mayor Cicilline To Give State of The City Speech Tonight

Mayor Cicilline will let us know how doomed we are tonight, via ProJo:

When Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline took stock of the city in a speech last February, he saw the gathering clouds of economic and financial trouble. The foreclosure crisis was devastating neighborhoods in the capital city. The price of gasoline hovered around $3 a gallon. The mood across the nation, both politically and economically, was grim. “A hurricane is headed right for us,” said Cicilline, delivering his annual State of the City address before a crowd at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

With his city and the rest of the nation now in the midst of that hurricane, Cicilline will give his sixth State of the City address at 7 tonight in the convention center. The mayor will outline the city’s response to the difficult economic challenges it faces, according to a news release on the event, and will announce a “bold initiative” to help families. Cicilline spokeswoman Karen Southern declined yesterday to give details.

The annual address comes as the two-term mayor, generally regarded as a leading candidate for governor in 2010, has seen his approval rating decline. A Brown University poll conducted in September found that 46 percent of state residents rated Cicilline’s job performance as good or excellent, as opposed to the 64 percent the previous year. Last February, Cicilline’s approval rating was at 51 percent, according to the university.
Personally, I feel like the Mayor has done a good job since he has been in office. He seems to have cleaned things up corruption wise and I think he understands what the people of the city need. I would probably vote for him for Governor if he was to run, of course that depends on who he is running against too, but I honestly think he would do a good job. Plus, I'm also sure he has a deep hatred for current Governor Carcieri, which is always a plus in my book.

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