At the annual State of the City Address, Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry addressed the recent increase in violent crime and plugged several development projects around the city.

During his speech, Henry addressed the fact that Carbondale had a record setting 18 shootings this year while adding that the “police department had made arrests or issued warrants for arrests to the individuals responsible in most of these incidents.”

The Mayor also bragged on the development of new business and the demolition of eyesore properties. Something he says was “long past due.”