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What will top Mayor Summey's agenda in 2013?

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By Stefanie Bainum

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – North Charleston will be in the spotlight Thursday night in the annual State of the City address. Mayor Keith Summey will take center stage as he takes a look back on 2012 and a look forward to the city's goals for 2013.

The State of the City speech will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers.

Ryan Johnson of the mayor's office says that the mayor will hit on the big topics of the rail settlement, former Navy Hospital redevelopment, and the future of the Navy Base in his speech Thursday night.

The mayor will also touch on the Coliseum and its 20th year, as well as the Danny Jones Pool improvements and the Oak Terrace Preserve residential construction.

Johnson notes the mayor will also tackle discussing fire department initiatives and police department changes. The mayor will touch on various economic development announcements that will most likely include the recent Boeing expansion land deal.

ABC News 4 went out and talked to citizens of North Charleston about what they thought about their mayor and the state of their city.

"He has the best intentions for the merchants and for the citizens in mind most of the time and I think I can speak for everyone I know in Park Circle that they're happy with how he runs things," North Charleston resident Jenny Lee Ford said.

"The people around here, the citizens, take pride in their area," said Damon Wright, who works in North Charleston. "There is not a lot of trash, people are really friendly towards one another, it's a good energy a good atmosphere around here."

Check back with ABCNews4.com for a live stream of Mayor Keith Summey's State of the City address tonight at 7 p.m.


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