Mayor Catherine Pugh stated “Baltimore is a city on the rise. We will not turn back, we will not falter in our constant effort to move our city forward.” She tackled rising violence in her city and noted the progress made because of collaborate efforts between the police and city department heads. A focus on poverty and economic opportunity in the coming year will continue to reduce violence. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-ci-pugh-state-of-city-20180312-story.html