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Mayor Winnecke delivers his second State of the City Address

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Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke delivered his second State of the City Address on Tuesday. 

In his address, he thanked the more than 1,500 city employees for their service. 

One new initiative he has involves cutting red tape in city government with USI to educate department heads about something called a Lean Culture, which focuses on figuring out ways to continuously improve.  

Another topic in his address was getting an Interstate 69 bridge.

 

 

" I-69 is more than just a route between Evansville and Indianapolis. It's really a route to the south, too. So until a bridge over the Ohio River designated for Interstate 69 is built, I-69 will be an incomplete project," Mayor Winnecke said. "Mayor Austin and I have committed to each other and to our communities that we will be advocates to renew the discussion on building a new bridge over the Ohio River."

The mayor said he hopes a new downtown hotel is on the horizon, too, with a groundbreaking this summer.

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