CLEVELAND (WJW) — New Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb spoke to his constituents Wednesday evening for the annual State of the City address.
During his speech at Case Western Reserve University, the mayor highlighted his first 100 days in office while also focusing on the betterment of the city in the future. Bibb made clear he never promised he’d be perfect, but that he would learn from his mistakes.
He touched on the first snow storm in January when the city was hit with 15 inches overnight, and said he would do better. From jersey barriers in downtown Cleveland, to community safety, Bibb spoke on myriad topics throughout his nearly hour-long speech.
“Let’s not be afraid to set our expectations higher,” Bibb said. “We must give ourselves permission to dream once again as a city. We are a land on the rise.”
However, he did say “we have to do more with less.”
Tuesday, the mayor announced he signed an ethical pledge promising to bring accountability and transparency to his administration.
Bibb was sworn in as mayor on Jan. 3, following nearly decades of leadership from Mayor Frank Jackson.
Watch the speech in the video player at the top of the story.