Warren Mayor Fouts recently delivered the State of the City Address for the first time in several years. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Fouts was unable to provide residents and the region with an update last year and he is excited to have the opportunity to inform the public how the city of Warren has been addressing complications of COVID-19 and working to move the city forward.
Some of the highlights of the State of the City Address included, among other initiatives, bold new steps to improve the quality of life for the city and generate new civic pride.
The main highlights of the State of the City Address are below and we invite you watch the entire address below:
- $2 million Skatepark and Bike Pump Track (Largest in Michigan)
- New Downtown Towne Center – Upscale Shopping, Dining, Hotel, Rooftop Lounge
- Love Where You Live – Anti-Litter Campaign
- Vets Returning Home – $1 Homes Being Sold to Veterans (First of its kind in the Country!)
- Butterfly Gardens at every city park (2 acres at the Warren Community Center) and city buildings (Mayor wants Warren to be the Butterfly Capital of Michigan and maybe the Country)
- Snow GPS System – Residents can watch in real-time where the snowplows are
- Text Message Alert System – City Departments will notify residents regarding emergencies via cell phone, home phone, or email
- Police – New Professional Standards Division, Increase in Neighborhood Patrols and Body Cameras
- COVID-19 – Vaccines being delivered to the homes of Shut-Ins – partnership with the State of Michigan
- Gave passionate defense of City Attorney Ethan Vinson and announced he will support Ethan when he takes his seat on July 13.
- Many County and local officials attended including Mark Hackel, Candace Miller, Larry Rocca, Don Brown, Michelle Nard, and Anthony Forlini among others.