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Carson Mayor Touts Unprecedented Budget and Future Developments at the 2023 State of the City

The City of Carson’s Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes delivered the State of the City Address through a video presentation amongst a group of over 400 businesses, community leaders and citizens on Thursday, March 30th, at the Carson Event Center.

The State of the City Address is an annual joint project of the City of Carson and the Carson Chamber of Commerce. This year marks the first in-person presentation since the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Davis-Holmes’ City Address focused on nine initiatives: strategic plan, economic strategic plan, financial stability, local hiring of Carson residents, intern and mentorship programs, sustainability and innovation, marketing, community education, and COVID-19 home business opportunities.

The video presentation provided an overview of the developments in the City of Carson that were brought forth to the community over the past year. It also covered the Carson 2040 General plan, which identifies future needs related to land use, transportation, housing, open space, conservation, safety, noise, and other topics related to city development and conservation.

In addition to addressing new goals, opportunities and projects that are expected to take shape in the coming years, Mayor Davis-Holmes also touched on increasing staff capacity to address homelessness and taking full advantage of the unprecedented $88 million budget surplus. The historic levels of reserves will be invested in the City’s infrastructure, parks, and programs.

“We’ve come a long way in achieving Carson’s vision of a future unlimited. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished. Despite many adversities, we’ve positioned Carson for a better future. Because of our transparency, we have been able to share and implement the goals and dreams of our residents,” said Mayor Davis-Holmes.

Carson’s 2023 State of the City Address video is available to view on the city’s website: It is translated in Spanish, Tagalog, and American Sign Language.

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