‘The city has endured a lot’: SJ mayor gives final State of the City address, months remain in term

Following eight years in office, only four months remain for San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

He spoke with reporters ahead of his

final State of the City address

on Thursday. He reflected on all the country’s 10th largest city has overcome in just the last three years.

“We’ve been through a pandemic, mass shootings, through droughts, flood,” Liccardo told reporters. “The city has endured a lot.”

The focus of his speech was setting up the city for future success. Among his six key initiatives to be worked on in the weeks ahead, Liccardo detailed anticipated action to help address homelessness and affordable housing, public safety, our water, our planet, our money and most importantly he says, our children.

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Liccardo’s address comes less than one week after

Jacob Villanueva

, 8, was hit and killed by a car while walking to school in San Jose.

The mayor announced the city will be investing nearly $100 million in traffic and roadway safety over the next year.

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