Duggan to deliver State of the City address Feb. 10 inside the Redford Theatre


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks with reporters after a press conference on Jan. 15, 2015. - RYAN FELTON/METRO TIMES
  • Ryan Felton/Metro Times
  • Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks with reporters after a press conference on Jan. 15, 2015.

Entering his second year of office, now without a state-appointed emergency manager, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will roll out his vision for the city in 2015 during his State of the City Address on Feb. 10. 

Last year, Duggan delivered his first State of the City speech just weeks after taking office, following an uphill battle that involved an intense write-in campaign. With only a set of plans and a vision for the year ahead, Duggan's speech was met with fawning optimism by the local commentariat. (At times, it felt like the gummy descriptor of Duggan as a "turnaround specialist" would never be shelved.) 

But now, with former Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr out of the picture (and a state-appointed commission to oversee large city decisions installed in his place), the speech marks a turn in Duggan's tenure: What will, or can, the guy accomplish without Orr around? 

The typically-upbeat speech (unless you're a peeved Kwame Kilpatrick) will be held inside the beautiful Redford Theatre at 17360 Lahser, located on Detroit's northwest side. The speech will begin at 7 p.m.

The city says the speech will be broadcasted on Channel 10 in Detroit, and a live-stream will roll at detroitmi.gov.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.