Linked Header

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Norton Gives 2013 State of the City

He was fired up and the crowd at the Delta was picking up on Mel Norton's enthusiasm for our city's future.

In his second state of the city speech, the Mayor spoke of recent successes like the last week's water funding deal and the Energy East Pipeline.

Norton says they know business will not invest in a place that does not have confidence adding when Saint Johners have confidence,  that confidence leads to action.  Norton spoke of the more than 30 initiatives underway as part of the True Growth 2.0 strategy and how essential regional cooperation is between Saint John and the outlying communities.

The Mayor also talked of a virtual hug...he says that is when the City meets with a local business and looks them in the white of their eyes telling them we appreciate you and the fact that you are sticking it out with us.

CHSJ News asked the Mayor for his biggest highlight of the last 18 months and he says he would sum it up with three words:  pension, pipeline, water.