Mayor Johnson, Ready to Unleash Epic 'State of the City' Rap on Safety, Parks & Bonds

Mayor Johnson, Ready to Unleash Epic 'State of the City' Rap on Safety, Parks & BondsSource: Flickr / Kent Wang
Sofia Vasquez
Published on November 29, 2023

Mayor Eric L. Johnson is about to bring the heat to Dallas, with plans to spit some serious talk on the airwaves about Dallas's public safety, parks, and dough. The city's big cheese is slated to grace the mic for his State of the City address this Thursday evening, a ritual that'll check a box in the City Charter—and maybe score some points with the home crowd, per the City of Dallas.

Johnson, who's been steering the Dallas ship amid choppy waters of fluctuating crime rates and economic anxieties, will light up the dial on WBAP News/Talk 820 and 99.5 FM-HD2 at 7:00 p.m., delivering what's expected to be a hefty portion of policy speak and future blueprints for Dallas' crown jewel.

The speech's main dish is touted to revolve around the nitty-gritty of keeping the streets safe, sprucing up the green spaces where kids play, and breaking down the nitty-gritty of that sweet, sweet Capital Bond cash pile that's supposed to jack up the city's infrastructure game in 2024.