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Mayor Suthers speaks on economic development in State of the City address

Protesters briefly disrupted event
Mayor John Suthers
Posted at 10:09 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 21:58:39-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Mayor John Suthers delivered his fifth State of the City address to hundreds at Broadmoor Hall who came to hear about the city's booming economy.

His speech focused on the familiar topics of infrastructure progress, public safety improvements and other city accomplishments. As part of his pitch, he reminded the audience the city is asking the voters to continue the 2C paving projects.

"We must continue to build the city that matches our scenery, a shining city at the foot of a great mountain. Thank you and may God continue to bless the city of Colorado Springs," said Suthers in closing.

This year's winner of the Spirit of the Springs award is Katherine Loo, a well-known philanthropist and former city council member.

Today's event was briefly interrupted by protesters continuing to demand answers about the De'Von Bailey shooting involving Colorado Springs Police officers. The group was seated at an event table before shouting at the mayor about "police brutality" and "justice" on at least three occasions. They were escorted out of the building by officers.