As Menlo Park grapples with narrowing its budget deficit, Mayor Heyward Robinson will deliver a "state of the city" address Tuesday, March 10.
The address is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in the Civic Center, between Laurel and Alma streets. It will be followed by a reception.
The speech comes in the midst of the city's efforts to narrow a projected budget deficit. It will touch on "the challenges we face, and what we're going to be doing" with the 2009-10 budget, said Mr. Robinson, who took the mayor's gavel from Councilman Andy Cohen in December.
"It's not something that's been a consistent tradition, but we're trying to get it established (as one)," Mr. Robinson said of the address.
Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson delivered a similar speech when she took over as mayor in 2007, though Mr. Cohen did not give one in 2008.