Mount Vernon mayor delivers State of City
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas outlined his outlook for positive change in the city in this year's State of the City address.
"Everywhere we go, people are noticing Mount Vernon," Thomas said. "The conference of mayors, the World Economic Forum, the White House -- our 4 square miles has had an impact on everyone around us."
He also singled out areas where he said the city can improve.
"Our economy isn't moving as fast as it should be, and our tax burden has been breaking the backs of some of our taxpayers," Thomas said.
He also vowed to fight lawmakers' move to cut police funding in an effort to combat violence in the city.