Outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak gives his final state of the city speech today.
Rybak will deliver the speech from a theater at the Walker Art Center. A spokesman says the the mayor wants a modern backdrop, because the speech will look to the future, far beyond the end of his third and final term.
It's Rybak's 12th assessment of the city's health, and in it, the mayor will present his vision for Minneapolis 12 years from now, in 2025.
Rybak still hasn't revealed what he'll be doing once he leaves office at the end of the year. There's already a long list of candidates vying to take his place.
The mayoral election is monopolizing the attention of the city's political class. Today's speech will give the mayor an opportunity to put the spotlight back on his agenda.