State of the City

Don Rush

It was a full house last night as Mayor Jake Day gave his second state of the city address on the campus of Salisbury University.

He told the audience filled with local dignitaries that the city had undertaken a series of initiatives that would transform the Cross Roads of Delmarva.

He said, “We have found our rhythm. We are unshakably focused on continuing progress on our goals.  We are implementing our vision and we are unwilling to compromise our values or succumb to distractions.”

He added, “It’s paying dividends.”


Mayor Jim Ireton gave his State of the City address yesterday.

And, he stressed the need to attack the city blight saying that property owners need to be held accountable.

In his "broken windows" approach, Ireton pushed an initiative to place QR codes on signs in front of abandoned buildings that would link to online sites providing details about the property’s history and current status.


Mayor Jim Ireton told an audience gathered on the campus of Salisbury University last night that the state of the city was sound.

The Mayor along with City Council President Jake Day declared Salisbury the Capital of the Eastern Shore touting accomplishments with of the previous year during his state of the city address.

The Mayor also touted last year’s downtown New Year’s Eve party in downtown that drew 33-hundred “the crowning achievement of the year.”