State of the City Address – March 2, 2006 – Mayor Scott W. Lang

Good afternoon citizens of New Bedford, Jim Mathes, Maureen Armstrong, members of the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce, David Alves, President, and members of the City Council, members of our Board of Assessors, members of our School Committee, Senator Montigny, our Massachusetts State Representatives, (Rep. Cabral, Rep. Koczera, Req. Quinn, Rep. Canessa) Governor’s Councilor Carol Fiola, the Dartmouth Select Board and guests, all city employees and representatives of elected officials, and all of you listening to this broadcast from your homes, businesses and automobiles. Thank you for being with us today. I also want to thank our hosts today, Our Lady of Angels Band Cultural Center and its President, Tony Cabral. I selected this venue to show this facility off to the City. Thank you for your faith and investment in our City.