After three weeks in office, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is putting the finishing touches on his first State of the City address.
He says his remarks will be brief and largely focused on the economy.
“I’ll be giving probably a 10-15 minute overview of the city and some of the challenges I see we should be addressing right now,” he says. “They’re many of the same challenges that I’ve been talking about already—focusing on jobs. That’s what I’ve been putting my attention on these days so we can get the city back to work.”
Fischer says he isn’t planning to announce any grand ambitions for his first term. Rather, he wants to make his priorities for the city clear. He will give the speech around noon on Thursday at a meeting of the Downtown Rotary Club. That’s the traditional venue for the State of the City address.
After the speech, Fischer’s next major address will likely come when he presents the city budget for the next fiscal year in the spring. Fischer has indicated he will begin the budget process early this year, seeking input from the public and the Metro Council before releasing the final draft.