state of the city

Austin
12:10 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Live Blog: Mayor Leffingwell's 2012 State of the City Address

Mayor Leffingwell mulls his remarks before speaking.
Photo by Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News

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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Politics
11:43 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Mayor Leffingwell Sets Goals in 2011 State of the City Address

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell gives his State of the City address to a full house at City Hall
Image by KUT News/Mose Buchele

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."

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