Mayor Booker Delivers Second To Last State Of The City Address
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
March 5, 2013
As his last term as Mayor of New Jersey’s largest city winds down, Mayor Booker delivered his seventh state of the city address.
In his second to last state of the city address Mayor Booker largely focused on his accomplishments over the last seven years. The speech also outlined a balanced budget for 2013 with no structural deficit for the first time in more than a decade.
“In 2013 Newark will break through and we as a municipal government will not have to apply for emergency state aid, for distressed city state aid, or for transitional aid we are done, done, and done.”
The mayor also announced the hiring of 50 new police officers this year as well as the establishment of a police citizen review panel in an effort to ease often tense citizen police relations.