Atascadero considering renting city hall to partiers
October 8, 2013
The Atascadero City Council will consider a plan Tuesday to make the newly renovated city hall available for private events and parties.
The city recently completed $30 million of renovations to Historic Atascadero City Hall and is considering recouping some money by renting out the Upper Rotunda, which houses the council chamber. Events taking place at city hall could include weddings, fundraisers, conferences and birthday parties.
City staff recommend renting the rotunda at $3,500 for nonprofits, $5,000 for Atascadero residents and $5,500 for other users.
Staff anticipates renting city hall for weekend events about 6-8 times per year. If the city rents the rotunda more often, it will require hiring an approximately $28,000 part-time event coordinator, a staff report states. More than 30 annual events will require an approximately $80,000 full-time coordinator position.
The council is also considering renting city hall conference rooms during the week.