What will Mayor Duggan discuss? State of the City preview

There's lots to discuss at tonight's State of the City address.

Following several initiatives addressing vacant properties, education programs and proposed programs for skilled trades, Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver the speech at the East English Village Preparatory Academy. 

Calling it a roadmap for the future, Chief of Staff Alexis Wiley said the city is moving in the right direction.

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"There's job opportunities, opportunities for kids, opportunities for the community," Wiley said. "You'll hear him lay out plans, but also action steps to make that happen."

Those plans also include increased investment, second chances for returning citizens and the need for more affordable housing.

While there's been more than 3,200 units of affordable housing that's been built or preserved, there's still plenty more to go. There's also been criticism regarding the city's demolition plan and the lack of housing near Little Caesars Arena.

Wiley also touted the "Detroit Promise," the city's initiative to provide free education to students attending college.

"Every single day we are making progress and the state of the city is about laying out a vision for the next steps," she said.