The unique circumstances of Wednesday’s State of the City address offered the interim mayor a chance few politicians get: the ability to make promises without being held to keeping them.

The city’s temporary mayor will talk about his vision for the city on Wednesday night in the annual State of the City address.

Members of the Jobs Coalition say they support tax increases to fund affordable housing. But nailing down precisely which members support which tax hikes is tough since the group never took a formal vote on each item.

The Republican city councilman is relying on loans for a big part of his initial investment in city infrastructure. But he’s against a big loan that would require a tax increase.