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Thoms says "This Town Rocks" in State of City

Screenshot of Mayor Mike Thoms giving the State of the City
City of Rock Island
Screenshot of Mayor Mike Thoms giving the State of the City

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms is pleased with progress the city has made over the last year.

At Monday night's city council meeting, he repeated his State of the City address. Earlier in the day, he presented it to a joint meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.

Following two years of challenges due to COVID-19, Thoms said federal funds dedicated to recovering from the pandemic will be spent on a variety of projects. The city received $26.5 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, known as ARPA.

Mayor Thoms also says the city's $160 million budget was balanced, and property taxes in Rock Island remained flat. The city council also passed a $20 million, five-year capital improvement plan. He touted numerous partnerships as a main reason for the city's success in 2022.

His State of the City speech is available on Rock Island's YouTube channel HERE and below.

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