The mayor gave his “State of the City” speech Monday night—and Independent readers watched and commented as it happened.
Below, courtesy of WTNH/ Channel 8, you’ll find (soon if not already) a videotape of Mayor John DeStefano giving his 17th annual address (New Haven’s version of the State of the Union) in City Hall’s aldermanic chambers. WTNH provided a live stream of the speech for readers Monday night.
Below that, you’ll find a panel discussion that took place in real time among invited Independent readers, and others who joined in as the mayor’s address took place. Click on the “replay” arrow to view it. The discussion is closed now; but the debate continues below in our regular comments section, if you’d like to weigh in. (Those won’t be posted instantly. We’ll post periodically this evening, then again Tuesday morning and throughout the day.
WTNH plans to read some of the comments on the 11 p.m. newscast.
And check the Independent Tuesday morning for reporter Melissa Bailey’s news story on the speech and the reaction.
Click here to read the mayor’s speech.