Midland Mayor Wes Perry Delivers His First "State of the City" Address

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland Mayor Wes Perry says, "The City is reinventing the way we do business."

On Wednesday, Perry gave his first State of the City Address.

Citizens came out to the Midland Center to learn more about plans the City currently has in the works, and to hear about the future direction of the City Council.

The Mayor spoke on the economic boom going on right now, highlighting the top two items on the City's agenda.

"Housing and employment, those are our biggest concerns right now, because we do have a need in all levels of housing and obviously if we're going to grow, we need new employees and they need to have a place to live. Those are really good problems to have, but they are problems, and are going to be main focuses for us in the next year, and probably over three years," Midland Mayor Wes Perry told NewsWest 9.

According to the Mayor, the city is actively addressing the housing problem with two new apartment complexes going up right now,  and another in the works.

Mayor Perry says they're exploring ways to build more affordable housing.

The Mayor also spoke the City Council's progress in finding a City Manager.

They're still in the search process and hope to have one in place within the next 3 to 4 months.