Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker gave his annual State of the City address today. Speaking at a Rotary Club meeting, Meeker summarized some of the city’s recent successes, including hosting the NHL All-Star game. He also laid out goals to continue expanding efforts at sustainability and transportation. Meeker says with unemployment rates dropping and sales stabilizing, it’s time to look ahead.
"For so many reasons it really is time for our community to start moving forward. It is time to let our dreams be big," he says. "It is time to create that world-class city of which we will all be proud."
Meeker is currently serving his fifth term as mayor.