Although 2016 was the deadliest year on record for murders, in a preview of his second state of the City address, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says it was a year of major accomplishments for Indianapolis. for public safety and the city’s finances.

Hogsett will deliver his speech tomorrow evening, but in a videotaped preview released tonight, the Mayor highlighted the following…

  • Cutting the city’s $50 million deficit in half.
  • Overhauling Indianapolis’ ethics code.
  • Launching Project Indy, the city’s summer jobs program.
  • Ending the 30-year moratorium on new neighborhood street lights.
  • Demolishing abandoned homes.
  • Spreading economic development throughout the city as opposed to the downtown area.
  • The hiring of 86 new recruits and returning to community policing.

According to a spokesperson, in addition to highlighting progress made by the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force over the last year and other key administration initiatives, Mayor Hogsett is expected to unveil new programs relating to neighborhood investment, education, and public safety. The Mayor will deliver the speech on the IUPUI campus in the Hine Hall Auditorium.