The state of the City of Lubbock was addressed Tuesday morning.

Mayor Glen Robertson highlighted the cities 4.6 percent unemployment rate and the growing population of the city now at 233,000.

With the growing population also brings the need for more water sources and conservation for the city’s growing need.

Another area that has raised some concern is the loss of flights and air passengers at Lubbock Preston International Airport.

City officials blame the lower number of passengers and flights into Lubbock on the air travel industry.

Robertson spoke to a crowd of nearly 500 citizens at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the South Plains Honor Flight.