'The future's so bright, I gotta' wear shades.' says Tyler

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass was extremely upbeat at Wednesday's State of the City address.

Mayor Bass told a packed house at the Tyler Rose Complex that despite the nationwide economic downturn, Tyler has managed to complete major projects like expanding Grande Boulevard.

"The main reason we're able to do this is because Tyler is known for good planning," explained Bass. "We're conservative. We always have reserves for bad times and we generally do projects on a pay as you go basis."

Mayor Bass says Tyler is doing so well, the city decided to title the State of the City address "The Future's so Bright, I Gotta' Wear Shades."

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