TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor used her State of the City address Wednesday morning to highlight one of the community’s main issues, housing.

In addition to stressing plans to combat drought and projects aimed at relieving the city’s stormwater issues, Castor said affordable housing remains the region’s biggest issue.

What You Need To Know

  • Highlights from Mayor Castor's State of the City: 

  • 103 active infrastructure projects 

  • More affordable housing is being built 

  • Working on safe, alternate transportation

“Nothing more is important to me than alleviating this housing crunch right now,” Castor said. “We can’t let those that have called Tampa home for generations be priced out.”

The mayor also discussed transportation, street repaving, low crime rates and the expansion of downtown’s West Riverwalk. 

"We're a city that is on the map. But we must understand that we are at a turning point," Castor said. "This city is going to change more in the next decade than it has in my entire life."