His annual speech was given this year at the brand spanking new Charles Houston Recreation Center located at 901 Wythe Street over in the Parker Grey neighborhood of Alexandria. His speech last year drew much criticism for spending $24,000 on an accompanying video. The Mayor discusses Alexandria’s accomplishments and future challenges. The 2009 State of the City Address is located here:
In windows, simply click on the link and it will launch the video in windows media player. For Mac users, you MUST have the Mac version of WMP. You can right click and choose ‘Save target as’ then open it in your version of the player.
Don’t forget to post your thoughts on the speech below.