We're not calling these rolling campaign events 'State of the City' speeches because they're not. They're carefully crafted campaign promise-a-thons that vary from one part of the city to the next, hence not state of THE city. If the mayor wants to call them ward by ward meet ups fine (he's not taking questions) but telling Ward F (where you promised to buy a home before the last election -- whatever happened with that) gets told they get a few more cops and a coupe after-school programs whereas Ward C gets told about new building and new abatements and new plans for more business. It pits Ward F vs Ward C and Ward vs Ward honestly. Some get told great new big things while others are told we'll get to you but here are a few small breads and circuses.
These are campaign events and we'll write on them as such. Calling them State of the City speeches won't make them one.