Columbus mayor to give virtual State of the City Tuesday night

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop will be giving his State of the City address Tuesday night, updating the community on the status of the city and its various projects and services.

The mayor has previously said the idea of the annual speech is to give people a better idea of where their tax dollars are going.

In previous years, the State of the City speeches have been held at various locations including Donner Center, the former Fair Oaks Mall, the Columbus Learning Center and others. However, with the continuing pandemic, this one will be a virtual event following the City Council meeting. Last year’s event was also a virtual speech.

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday night and the State of the City address will follow. You can watch both by going to the city’s website at