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May 22, 2012 6:20 AM by AP

New Orleans mayor to give state-of-the-city speech

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, beginning his third year in office, is set to give his annual state-of-the-city address.

Tuesday afternoon's speech was scheduled to be delivered at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.

It comes at a time when progress in the recovery from Hurricane Katrina is evident but crime continues to be a major problem for city residents. It also comes at a time of turmoil on the city council. The council has been unable to muster the five-member quorum needed to conduct business, with one unfilled vacancy and two members avoiding meetings for unspecified reasons.

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