Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther delivers 2020 State of the City address


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mayor Andrew J. Ginther delivered his 2020 State of the City of Columbus address Thursday evening.

In the speech at West High School, Ginther focused on a variety of topics and issues in the city, touching first on racism.

"Racism is real. Discrimination is real," he said within the first minutes of appearing on stage. "So, what I am sharing tonight is my Equity Agenda — an agenda that calls out racism and discrimination where it exists and my plans to address it as your mayor."

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From there, Ginther spoke on infant mortality, education, pay disparity, community redevelopment, police expectations and addiction.

You can watch the full speech here: