City of Brighton Mayor Dick McLean delivered the 2017 State of the City address this morning at the Armory Performing Arts Center.
While delivering his speech, Mayor McLean reflected on his seven years serving as mayor of Brighton and spoke confidently of what the future holds with Brighton City Council’s vision and hardworking city staff.
“For the past seven years, I have had the great honor to serve as your Mayor,” said Brighton Mayor Dick McLean. “When you elected me seven years ago, I never imagined what this journey would be like. But I can say-without a doubt-serving in this role has been one of the greatest privileges and fulfilling experiences in my life.”
During the address, a video was shown featuring Brighton’s Action 8 News who provided the latest developments for the coming year.
In 2017, residents can look forward to a re-design of the city’s website, bike lane additions, increased collection of recycled materials to support sustainability efforts, re-opening of Ken Mitchell Lakes, Pier and Boardwalk, Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm spring open house, completion of sustainable and affordable housing options, Live at the Armory concert series, Brighton Police Department’s B Right On program, concerts and movies in the park, more than 45 city events, modernization and simplification of the Land Use and Development Code, provide better financial transparency through an online portal, and more!
Those in attendance included Brighton City Council, local and state dignitaries, School District 27J Board of Directors, community members and city staff.
The State of the City address video will be available for viewing in the near future on Comcast Channel 8, YouTube, or by visiting the KBRI-8 web page on the city’s website.
The city’s 2017 budget is available online.