SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber hosted a no-frills event for his first State of the City address. Speaking to a small crowd at the Southside Library, the mayor touted initiatives over the last year, addressing issues like water conservation, reducing homelessness and alleviating the city’s housing crunch.
He also stressed the importance of the re-development project at the Midtown Campus, which used to be the University of Art and Design. The mayor stopped short of introducing any major initiatives, but he did present a positive outlook for the city, talking about recent changes like raising pay across the board for city employees.
“They need and deserve your support, trust and thanks. They also deserve, and in this year’s budget have received long-overdue pay raises,” Mayor Webber said.
Mayor Webber followed through on his promise to hold a low-key town hall-style State of the City address, in contrast to what he called the “pomp and circumstance” of the event in past years.