Mayor Chris Fletcher, along with assistance from Burleson city councilmembers, presented the 'State of the City' through video on April 2, 2021.
Mayor Fletcher highlighted the ways Burleson managed the COVID-19 pandemic, along with how the city reduced the tax rate and lowered water fees for city customers.
"The city of Burleson has a lot to be proud of when we look back at 2020," stated Mayor Fletcher. "It was an incredibly difficult year, but as always, our community pulled together and took on the challenges that faced us."
Mayor Fletcher's presentation highlighted how the City of Burleson assisted during the pandemic by implementing a COVID-19 hotline, making over 4,000 calls to senior citizens, starting a local COVID-19 testing facility and through multiple channels of communication to provide ever-changing information.
Businesses were assisted through various new programs that provided grants and personal protective equipment to companies at no cost.
The city continued with regular businesses during 2020, including the opening of Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza and adapting recreational programs for participants.
The city also opened its first disc golf course at Bailey Lake. The construction for Fire Station 16 began, and the city is partnering with a developer for a public-private project located on Ellison Street, next to Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza.
"What a busy year we had, with a lot of things to be proud of, and I can tell you that 2021 has a lot of great things in store as well," said Mayor Fletcher. "My passion is for all of us to learn ways we can serve each other. I look forward to continuing working with all of you to make our city great. Remember Burleson. We are all in this together."
Watch the 2021 State of the City address