WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The new mayor of Wilmington says fighting crime and cutting city costs are among his administration's highest priorities.
Dennis Williams was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday and laid out his goals for the city in an inaugural address before the City Council.
Williams succeeds Mayor James Baker, who served for three terms.
Williams, who reflected during his speech on his upbringing in a housing project, promised that the police department would aggressively target violent offenders and high-crime areas.
The new mayor, who is also dealing with a looming budget deficit, says he's also exploring the city's finances and ways to cut costs.
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