Miami Mayor Regalado To Deliver ‘State Of The City’ Address

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado has scheduled his third State of the City address for Wednesday afternoon at City Hall.

Regalado is expected to focus on government working with private enterprise to beef up the economy and create a more vibrant city, according to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald.

His message has been titled “Creating partnerships to build a global city.”

The mayor has been in office since 2009 but did not give a State of the City address his first year in office because the commission was in flux and he had only been in office five months.

Previously opposed to development, the mayor now supports it.

As the economy tanked and real estate rolls plunged, Regalado began courting development throughout the city, offering support to Malaysian gambling giant Genting Group in its bid to develop the site of The Miami Herald building. He’s also pushing large projects in the works by developer Swire Properties and others.

Regalado, who recently returned from a business summit in Peru, has also been a strong voice for the proposed renovation of historic Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key.

The speech is open to the public.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)


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