The City of Dearborn Television (CDTV) will start broadcasting the city’s 2015 State of the City Address today on Channel 12 on Comcast, Channel 10 on WOW! and Channel 99 on AT & T U-verse.
Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr.’s annual address can also be viewed online, starting Friday on CDTV’s webpage at http://cdtv.pegcentral.com. CDTV will begin its 2015 State of the City Address broadcast at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, and will continue after Feb. 26:
- By broadcasting at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
- By broadcasting at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays and Saturdays, and at 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
- By broadcasting at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The address delivered Feb. 25 at the City Council Chambers in the Dearborn Administrative Center focused on the city’s economic challenges, initiatives and accomplishments. O’Reilly focused on the new Dearborn Administrative Center, and how the September 2014 relocation from Dearborn City Hall affected how the city staff delivered city services. He emphasized how the move gave the city a more efficient and modern facility, reducing the cost of building repairs and yearly overhead costs despite “some bumps along the way.”
Aside from the move to the Dearborn Administrative Center, the mayor cited other examples of which he said the city accomplished the surmounting on other challenges. He also discussed the continuing impact of Proposal A and inflation on city revenues, and how the city would use its tax dollars long-term for crucial services versus “nice-to-have” services. The address highlighted enforcement efforts in the business areas, residential standards, and neighborhood park surveillance.
The address also mentioned community developments like the Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering complex, December dedication of the John D. Dingell Transit Center and expected development to follow in the west downtown, promotion of the April 21 Artspace kickoff and other arts and culture attractions, establishment of Corridor Improvement Areas in the east end, Chamber of Commerce’s new mobile app, Discover Dearborn.
The city also is distributing a State of the City 2015 magazine at http://cityofdearborn.org/documents/mayors-office/2586-state-of-the-city…. It outlines city services in detail, such as: the new Dearborn Administrative Center; neighborhood services; community involvement by the public library, police and recreation departments; how city departments communicate with customers and adjust to meet their needs; the city’s energy and environment measures; the updating of the city’s technology; the free and low-cost community events put on by the city in 2014, and the city’s service goals for 2015.