RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones will give his State of the City address Thursday night.
The address takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Huguenot High School. Click HERE to stream the address.
Mayor Jones will lay out some of the key focuses of his administration over the next two years.
On the list of talking points? The mayor will discuss the upcoming city budget.
He also plans to talk about some changes and upgrades we’ll see around town as the city gets ready to host the 2015 Road World Cycling Championships.
Economic development and revitalizing neighborhoods are also expected to be key topics in the address tonight, as well as the city’s poverty rate.
As of now, more than a quarter of the city’s population is living in poverty. 40 percent of those are kids. The Mayor is expected to discuss how to bring down that troubling rate.