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Syracuse Speaks-Looking Back On Mayor Ben Walsh's State Of The City Addresses

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh stand surrounded by reporters to answer questions.
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After the State of the City Address at Corcoran High School, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh answers reporters' questions in Syracuse, NY on Thursday, January 26, 2022.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh last week unveiled his vision for 2023 in his State of the City Address. But in this episode of Syracuse Speaks, we’re going to take some time to look back on Walsh’s past state of the city address. How are ongoing progress and persisting challenges shaping the ideas and goals of the future?

We take a look at the Walsh administration’s work to build more housing in the city, their use of technology internally and as an economic driver, and their police accountability and reform efforts.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.