Mayor talks immigration ahead of final State of the City Address

Posted at 9:34 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 12:58:59-04

"It's with mixed emotions that I will give my last State of the City Address," says Mayor Bernero.

For the past 11 years, the city of Lansing has been Mayor Virg Bernero's top priority, and coming up Tuesday, Bernero will once again shed light on the Capitol City as he gives his final State of the City Address.

"I think a lot of statistics show the city is in better shape," Bernero said. "I am proud of my team because overall crime is down, unemployment is down and .... surplus is up."

The Mayor has many topics to cover during his speech, but one close to his heart is immigration.

" America is great because of all the people who make up this country, including people like my mother-in-law who came from Mexico and my father who came from Italy," Bernero adds.

Due to the diversity in his family and in the Lansing community, the Mayor believes it is important to take a stand and continue to welcome others to the Greater Lansing area.

"We are going to continue to be a welcoming city and show daily
acts of kindness" , Bernero says.

The Mayor plans to launch "The City of Kindness Initiative " and asks the people of Lansing to join in and help move the idea forward.

"It is really better to give than to receive", Bernero says.