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ONLY ON 3: Mayor Andy Berke previews State of the City address

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Mayor Andy Berke (left) and Channel 3 reporter Dan Kennedy Monday in the Channel 3 studios. Mayor Andy Berke (left) and Channel 3 reporter Dan Kennedy Monday in the Channel 3 studios.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Mayor Andy Berke spoke to Channel 3 Monday morning previewing his 2015 State of the City address.

The mayor's speech will focus on a variety of topics including:
  • Safer Streets
  • Growing our Economy
  • Smarter Students & Stronger Families
  • Stronger Neighborhoods
  • Effective & Efficient Government
Berke has long said public safety is his number one priority. He told Channel 3 Monday there's been a reduction in gang gun violence in recent years but that domestic violence is another important topic.

"Now we're going to turn to domestic violence and make sure we're protecting those intimate crimes in people's homes," he said. "When a Chattanoogan goes home, they should feel safe and too many people don't."

The mayor also spoke about his goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

The State of the City address begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Chattanoogan hotel. You can also stream it live on www.chattanooga.gov.
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