With two days notice the mayor’s office announced Monday afternoon that Mayor Joseph J. Solomon would deliver the city’s first State of the City address this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Middle School, 2401 West Shore Road. The general public is invited to attend.
Traditionally, Warwick mayors have provided an overview of city operations as part of their budget letter to the City Council.
According to the release, the mayor will speak about a variety of topics, including the current state of Warwick’s finances, schools, economic development, neighborhoods, infrastructure and recreation.
Simultaneously with the announcement from the mayor’s office, the City Clerk’s office posted a notice that the council would hold a special meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Vets for the purpose of hearing the mayor’s speech.
“Throughout my years in public service, I have fought to ensure transparency in government, whether through requiring competitive bidding, or fighting for council review and ratification of collective bargaining agreements,” the mayor said in a statement.
“When I became mayor, I promised the residents of this community maintaining and increasing transparency would be one of my priorities. The State of the City address is one way to help me keep that vow.”