Vacaville City Manager Laura Kuhn and Mayor Steve Hardy talk to the assembled audience during the annual "State of the City" address Friday at Travis Credit Union in Vacaville. (Susan Winlow/Daily Republic)
Hardy and City Manager Laura Kuhn, through prepared speeches, a video presentation and a question-and-answer period, gave an audience of about 100 the lowdown on what will keep the city moving forward in 2014.
said that before the economic downturn, the city was courting the likes of Black Angus and Elephant Bar
but those establishments "dialed way back" during the Great Recession.
said the city also tried to attract The Cheesecake Factory, but didn't fit in with the demographic population density required.
encouraged residents to let the restaurants know they are wanted in Vacaville