ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed gave his annual State of the City address Wednesday morning.
He said,"As I stand here today, I can honestly say that the state of your city is strong and getting stronger."
Among the highlights of his speech:
- Mayor Reed pointed out with pride the crime rate in the city is at a 40-year low. He added the city needs to make sure repeat offenders are not in the streets.
- While talking about the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, the mayor said it's time to move on. He said,"As of today, it's time to shake off challenges of APS scandal and get back in the game for kids."
- The mayor said we weathered the two recent ice storms, and handled the last one like the ninth largest city in the country should.
- Mayor Reed said he does notsupport medical marijuana for Atlanta or for use in the state.
- Reed said he is happy to work with community on getting the new Falcons stadium.
- While talking about Turner Field, Reed said its future is up in the air, and the venue may be sold entirely.
11Alive will have more on Mayor Reed's speech tonight on 11Alive News starting at 5 p.m.