Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

In a departure from past practice, Mayor Sam Abed and the City Council will hold Escondido‚Äôs Annual State of the City Address at a morning meeting co-sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held in Salons 1-3 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 beginning with a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public.  A breakfast is available for $10 per person by prior reservation to Michele Pacheco at 760-745-2125 or at The deadline to reserve breakfast is 5:00 p.m. on February 8, 2011. Persons wishing to attend the event may do so at no cost, if they are not eating breakfast.