State of The City Address Wilmington NC 2014
Mayor Bill Saffo:
State of City
January 27, 2014
City of Wilmington
Good evening. On behalf of the Wilmington City Council, I come before you tonight to
report on the state of our city.
I want to thank all of you for being here tonight, and those who are watching at home
I know that the entire Council joins me in thanking our families for their patience,
support and sacrifice as we serve our community.
This Council would also like to thank City Manager Sterling Cheatham, his leadership
team, and the 1,000 employees of the City of Wilmington for their hard work and
dedication this past year.
The accomplishments we will talk about tonight could not have happened without
them, or the many volunteers who worked together to fulfill the goals and objectives of
Again this year I am proud to report that we have:
A balanced budget
A double A+ bond rating
And $29.2 million in our savings account.
Along with maintaining a balanced budget, the city has also completed a number of
projects this year.
We have continued to focus on what our citizens have told us is their number one
priority – street paving and repair.
In 2012, this Council made a commitment Read more here…..