state of the city

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KUT News is in City Council Chambers at City Hall this afternoon, as Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivers his annual State of the City address. We're live blogging the speech, so refresh this page for updates. 

12:44pm: Wrapping up. "We can and will leave Austin a better place than how we found it, and that’s saying something." And ... that's it! 

12:41pm: Leffingwell issuing a call to bring together government, business, non-profits to address “one of Austin’s biggest challenges: our rapidly growing aging population.” Announces Mayor’s Task Force on Aging.

Leffingwell cites a study saying  the Austin metro region has the third largest population nationwide of residents over 65 years of age. Also cites a high percentage of baby boomers, meaning more soon-to-be seniors. Personally announces he aims to raise $50,000.

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It was a packed house at Austin City Hall this morning, as Mayor Lee Leffingwell gave his state of the city address.  KUT’s Mose Buchele reports a lot of what the mayor talked about could be labeled, "Coming Attractions."