Mayor Mike Duggan Delivers State of The City Address

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DETROIT, March 9, 2021 ~ Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his 8th State of the City address at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night.  The speech will take place inside the new $1.6B Stellanis assembly plant, which the Mayor’s office says “will soon employ thousands of Detroiters.

According to Mayor Duggan and his office, the address will be covering several COVID-19 related topics, as well as affordable housing, employment, and expanding neighborhoods within the city.

Mayor Duggan will also announce a new site for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to join the currently-active TCF Center vaccination site.

Duggan’s office issued statements Friday explaining why the city did not accept the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, prompting the White House COVID-19 Response Team to comment.

White House COVID-19 Response Team Senior Adviser Andy Slavitt stated “We’ve been in constant dialogue with Mayor Duggan who said, in fact, that was not what he said, and/or however, it was reported.  In fact, he’s very eager for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And I think we would reiterate the message that for all of us, the first vaccine we have an opportunity to take makes absolute sense to take.  So thank you for allowing us to clarify that.”

Deputy Mayor Conrad Mallett said tonight, Mayor Duggan will speak about “the People Plan,” which will be an “investment of $50 million over the course of five years.

Watch Mayor Mike Duggan deliver his State of the City address here at 6:45 p.m., on March 9.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021 ~ 6:45 P.M.