Thank you, Jim, and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for providing this venue to present the annual State of the City Address to our local business community on behalf of City Council.
I’m joined here today by Councillors Birgit Blizzard, Sheldon Bossert, Frank Garritsen, Stew Hennig, Arjun Randhawa, and Ed Sperling.
The state of the City address provides two key opportunities. First, we’ll look back on one of the most interesting years we’ve had in a long time. Second, we’ll look ahead at 2016.
Let’s start with last year...