Mayor Frank G. Jackson delivered the 11th State of the City address at Public Hall on Thursday, focusing on education, a proposed income tax increase, and the Republican National Convention.

Jackson opened his remarks by saying “Cleveland is a successful city. It’s positioned to be a great city, but it’s not guaranteed.”

Part of that positioning involves the opportunity the city has in July, whenCleveland hosts the RNC.

“After we show the world who Cleveland really is, and who we really are, people will be interested in coming here,” said Jackson. “That is invaluable for what that will do for us going forward…if we handle it right.”

He said he estimated 15,000 members of the media will be in Cleveland for the RNC, an event he also believes will be positive economically for the city.

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