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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Program begins at 6:30 PM

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San Jose Civic Auditorium
San Jose Civic Auditorium
135 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113


See "Transportation Details" below for parking & public transit information.


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Office of Mayor Chuck Reed 
City of San Jose 
(408) 535-4800 

The 2011 State of the City Address 

Mayor Chuck Reed and the San Jose City Council cordially invite you to the 2011 State of the City Address. In addition to the Mayor's annual speech, the event will honor outstanding citizens from each Council District and exemplary city employees. 

New This Year:

The 2011 State of the City Address will be FREE for all guests (meals will not be served) and held during the evening to encourage more residents to attend after work. In addition, the event has been moved to the San Jose Civic Auditorium, offering attendees a sneak-peek of the historic theater's renovation. The venue also features theater-style seating in lieu of tables.

Dine downtown after the event and receive special discounts!  The San Jose Downtown Association will be kicking off a special two-month promotion at this year's State of the City Address. Print this gift certificate to save $10 at select restaurants (participating locations are listed on the certificate) or to receive discounts for your favorite performing arts groups or museums. Make your reservation today!

Space is limited. All attendees MUST pre-register for this event.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

Register Now!

All attendees must sign up individually and provide a unique e-mail address. If you are experiencing problems with our online registration, please call (408) 535-4800 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Event Details:

  • You must bring a copy of your registration confirmation to gain attendance to the event.
  • The Civic Auditorium features theater-style seating. We will NOT be giving out individual seat assignments for this event. 
  • This year's event will not include a meal, however refreshments will be available for purchase.  We encourage guests to take advantage of special dining discounts and visit one of our many downtown restaurants after the event.
  • To arrange for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in this public event, please call (408) 535-4800 (Voice) or (408) 294-9337 (TTY) at least three business days before the event.

Transportation Details:

  • Individuals are encouraged to take public transit. For light rail and bus route information, please visit the VTA website.
  • Parking at selected downtown lots is $4 after 6:00 PM. The closest of these lots are located at the Convention Center, 2nd / San Carlos, and Almaden / Woz (view map). For a map of all downtown parking lots, visit   
  • Please note: parking will not be validated for this event.