CLEVELAND- Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson delivered his 10th State of the City address on Wednesday.
During his speech from Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the mayor talked about the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and growth in neighborhoods outside downtown.
Jackson has addressed the media several times in recent weeks on the use of force by the Cleveland Division of Police and the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. He continued to address those issues and the Department of Justice in the State of the City.
"We want to have a substantive change, real reform," Jackson said. He wants to avoid a quick fix when entering an agreement with the Department of Justice.
"Hard times is what I do," Jackson said. "I don't remember easy times... This challenge, to me, is a major challenge, but it what we do in Cleveland."
He said the city demonstrated its ability to fight for its needs when it won the Republican National Convention, the Gay Games in 2014 and the Senior Games in 2013.
"If we do this right, we will be recognized beyond the challenges of the day," the mayor said about reforms to the division of police.