State-of-the-Whatever addresses tend to be self-congratulatory in nature. Progress is highlighted while problems are largely papered over. And so it was with Mayor Bill Courtright’s presentation earlier this week. To his credit, the city no longer seems to be teetering on the brink of financial oblivion, but any number of lawsuits (local tax collection caps, garbage fees, sewer authority sale) could put it back there.
Also worth noting: this is likely the first and last editorial cartoon containing a Lesley Gore reference that you’ll ever see.