Mayor to deliver virtual State of the City speech tonight

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

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

Lienhoop said that in previous years, the State of the City speeches have been involved affairs including presentations by city department heads and guests, held at various locations including Donner Center, Fair Oaks Mall, the Columbus Learning Center and others. However, with the pandemic, this one will be different.

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. tonight and the pre-recorded State of the City address will be posted to the city’s website at 7 p.m..

You can watch both by going to the city’s website at