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April 2, 2014

State of the City 2014: We Are Doing It!

I delivered my fifth State of the City Address earlier this week.  We have come so far from that first tough term in office when Houston and the rest of the nation were in the midst of the economic downturn.  2010 seems like a lifetime ago, and yet just yesterday.  So much has been accomplished.  Each day we strive to be the best Houston we can be.

We are rebuilding this city, growing our economy, creating a firm financial foundation, maintaining the lowest per capita crime rate in the city's history, improving our parks and cleaning up our neighborhoods.

Due to how well we are doing, it might seem easy to coast in these last two years - to rest on our laurels.  But that's not how I'm wired.  We will not stop.  We will not slow down.  We will not rest because there is too much left to accomplish before my time as your mayor is finished.
I love this city!  I know you love it, too.  Together we are building a bright future for Houston.   We aren't just talking about doing it, we are doing it!

I hope you'll take the time to read the rest of my speech as it provides a look back on the accomplishments of the last four years and a look forward to our priorities for this last term in office.

Read State of the City 2014 speech here

Best regards,

Annise Parker

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