Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa is scheduled to present the State of the City address at 7 p.m. tonight (Jan. 24) in the Cubberley Community Center Theatre (4000 Middlefield Road). A reception will follow in Gymnasium B.
The City Council opted to meet at Cubberley tonight for Espinosa's speech in order to reach out to those residents who have generally avoided council meetings in the past -- particularly those who live in the southern part of the city.
"We need to get out of City Hall," Espinosa said in a news release. "And, we need to do more in south Palo Alto to connect with the community there."
He also indicated that the council will continue to look at other locations for future meetings. "It's too easy to stay here in our Council Chambers, but that's not good enough. I want us to do more outreach throughout the year. This is just a start."