Duggan to give State of City address tonight

Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver Detroit's State of the City Tuesday night. He's expected to address where the city is headed now that it has exited bankruptcy. 

Duggan speaks Tuesday night at the Redford Theatre in northwest Detroit.

Previous mayors have used the occasion to tout their accomplishments and unveil plans for the current year. Some topics Duggan is expected to discuss are the city's busing system, the city's lighting and the city's ongoing effort to eradicate blight. 

He also pledged to turn around Detroit's busing system. Since then, cameras have been installed inside the buses and transit officers now ride the bus, but timing is still an issue. 

The lighting has also began to improve across the city. Lights are going up throughout neighborhood and other city streets. 

Duggan has been pushing an aggressive blight removal campaign that includes demolishing thousands of vacant houses and finding owners for others that can be rehabilitated.

Detroit emerged in December from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Plans call for the city to remove and restructure $7 billion in debt, while using $1.7 billion in savings and revenue over a decade to improve services for residents.

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