State of Montebello

This from reporter Amanda Baumfeld:

The city of Montebello is holding its State of the City Address today at the Chamber of Commerce.

City officals will present information about their achievements and progress, updates on graffiti and crime prevention, issues facing the community and plans for the future.
Tickets are $40 at the door. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wow, $40 to know the state of the city? Do cities always charge that much for these things? It’s just a question.