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December 05 9:21am

Winter Wonderland 2023!

The City of Atascadero proudly presents Winter Wonderland 2023! Friday, December 8th, 5-9 pm Over 70 tons of snow on the Central Coast is on its way! Winter Wonderland is back for another exciting snow driven event in Downtown Atascadero on Friday, December 8th from 5-9 pm. Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and the entire downtown will be transformed into a magical snowy paradise! Experience one major snow pile area and a massive snow slide built by Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Cuesta Springs…
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October 27 4:13pm

RFP for City of Atascadero City Attorney Services

The City Council of the City of Atascadero is seeking proposals from interested and qualified contract attorneys and legal firms to provide legal services and serve as primary attorney for the City. Please refer to the City's RFP below for more information.  City of Atascadero RFP for City Attorney Services  The submission deadline is November 15, 2023.   If you have questions, please contact Lara Christensen at
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October 26 1:15pm

Road Closure for San Marcos Road Repair and Stabilization Project

Starting Monday, October 30th, San Marcos Road will be closed for construction at the San Marcos Road Repair and Stabilization Project site (see map).  This important project will construct a soldier pile retaining wall to stabilize the section of roadway located ¼ miles south of Los Altos Road that failed during the January 2023 storms. This road closure is not expected to have a significant impact on residents since there are other alternate routes to properties on both sides of the…
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September 11 4:06pm

Atascadero Lake Park Pier & Pathway Construction Starts 9/12/23

CITY RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE ACCESS FOR AN IMPORTANT COMMUNITY AMENITY Efforts to repair the Atascadero Lake Park Pier and improve access to the area will begin on Tuesday, September 12th.   Atascadero Lake Park is a popular destination for residents and visitors who enjoy many of the park’s amenities and the Charles Paddock Zoo.  To help support the cost of the project, the City was awarded approximately $178,000 in grant funding as part of Proposition 68 (…
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September 07 6:46pm

Downtown Paving Project Construction Starting Soon!

INVESTMENTS CONTINUE AS PART OF THE CITY'S DOWNTOWN VITALITY EFFORTS As part of the City Council’s Key Priorities, the City of Atascadero has approved the Downtown District Pavement Rehabilitation Project.  The project will include upgraded curb ramps, improved street surfacing, and striping.  Construction will begin mid-September. The City will be coordinating with the contractor over the next couple of weeks and will be providing further details about the construction schedule…
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September 07 6:43pm

City of Atascadero Police Department - Robbery Arrest Information

ROBBERY ARREST On 9-7-23, Atascadero Police Department officers responded to a report of a robbery in the area of the 6700 block of El Camino Real. The victim reported a Hispanic male juvenile attempted to steal his bicycle while brandishing a handgun at him. The juvenile was reported as fleeing on foot, last seen in the creek near the pedestrian tunnel and towards the Atascadero High School. Out of an overabundance of caution, the North County Christian School, as well as, the Atascadero…
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August 15 2:51pm

2023 Cruisin' Weekend Street Closures & Rules of the Road

HOT EL CAMINO CRUISE NITE: NOTICE OF STREET CLOSURES Cruisin’ Weekend kicks off  Friday, August 18, 2023 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. with the City of Atascadero’s 30th Annual Hot El Camino Cruise Nite, which is a closed and controlled cruise on El Camino Real from Traffic Way to Curbaril! The following roads will close beginning at 5:00 pm (Hard Road Closure at 5:30 pm):* El Camino Real from Curbaril to Traffic Way; * East Mall from Palma Ave to El Camino Real…
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August 10 3:47pm

Addressing Homelessness in the City of Atascadero

Over the past several weeks, the City of Atascadero, the Atascadero Police Department (APD), Caltrans, and the California Highway Patrol has worked together to clean up and remove encampments at the Highway 101 and Morro Road on- and off-ramps due to public safety concerns. As a result of the assertive clean-up process, two unhoused individuals previously living in the now-cleared encampment accepted transitional housing, exemplifying the success of our community partnership as we…
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July 05 7:16pm

New City Manager Jim Lewis Oath of Office - 7/10/23

Community is Invited to Attend! Oath of Office on July 10th at City Hall For the New City Manager, Jim Lewis The City of Atascadero warmly invites all community members to attend the ceremonial oath of office for newly appointed City Manager, James R. Lewis, on the front steps of Historic City Hall on Monday, July 10, at 10:00am. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the incoming City Manager, enjoy live music with The Quadratones and light refreshments…
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June 27 5:42pm

Fireworks Prohibited in Atascadero!

The 4th of July is upon us right along with fire season! Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services are urging residents to observe a safe, legal and fire free holiday. Residents are advised that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Atascadero and officials warn that anyone caught lighting or possessing even “safe and sane” fireworks in the City will be cited and fined. Misdemeanor violations are punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. In addition, anyone found responsible for setting a…