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May 13 10:44am

Good Trail Etiquette – Sharing Our Trails

May, 2022 - By City Manager, Rachelle Rickard In an effort to help keep members of our community safer, I recently shared in this space some important roadway safety tips and etiquette reminders and for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Similarly, recreational users of our local trails and riverbed areas should also remember to graciously share the outdoors with their fellow community members, watch out for others, use good common sense and treat everyone you may encounter while out on…
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May 12 1:23pm

Action Plan 2021-2023 Update!

News from the City! 2021-2023 Action Plan Update/Study Session April 2022 Newsletter Article by City Manager Rachelle Rickard In 2021, the Atascadero City Council adopted our 2021-2023 Action Plan, which was the culmination of a robust public outreach effort and included specific actions to address four separate strategic priorities: Economic & Community Vibrancy, Fiscal Infrastructure Efficiency & Sustainability, Ensuring Public Safety and Providing Exceptional City Services,…
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January 12 5:16pm

City of Atascadero Reviews Districting Following Receipt of Letter

Similar to what many cities, school districts, and special districts across California have received, on January 5, 2022, the City of Atascadero received a letter and report from attorney Robert Goodman, asserting that the City’s method of conducting City Council elections violates the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). Mr. Goodman makes this assertion on behalf of Veronica Ulloa-Nevarez, a member of a protected class and a registered voter in the City of Atascadero. Such notifications…
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November 03 6:19pm

Construction Begins on Traffic Way Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

The City of Atascadero is starting construction for the Traffic Way Sanitary Sewer Replacement project. This project will consist of replacement and upsizing of approximately one mile of existing gravity main sewer pipe under Traffic Way, from San Jacinto Avenue to the Community Center. This project will improve conditions by replacing the currently undersized sewer pipe, and will also include replacement of sewer manholes, reconnection of 55 private sewer laterals to the new main, and…
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October 26 4:55pm

Atascadero Police Department Awarded $50,000 Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety!

Atascadero, Calif. - The Atascadero Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community. “Impairment, speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors jeopardize the safety of other people on the road,” Atascadero Police Department Commander, Jason Carr said. “This funding allows us to provide necessary traffic enforcement measures with the goal of reducing serious injury and…
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September 20 5:58pm

Tournament Results for the 5th Annual Showdown Cornhole Tournament!

On Friday and Saturday, September 17th & 18th, the City of Atascadero sponsored the 5th Annual Showdown Cornhole Tournament presented by Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis Club of Atascadero. This year, the two-day tournament kicked off at the Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles on Friday with sixteen teams and the main tournament in the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero on Saturday with 64 Teams! A total of 160 participants played this year between both venues and a ton of fun for the spectators.…
September 20 5:55pm

Ground Breaking & Roadwork Schedule for San Marcos & San Gabriel Roads

The City of Atascadero is starting road rehabilitation work on San Marcos and San Gabriel roads. This road project is funded by a combination of Local Transportation Funds (LTF) and Urban State Highway Account (USHA) grants. This project includes rehabilitation of San Gabriel Road between Highway 41 and San Marcos Road, and San Marcos Road from San Gabriel Road to Portola Road. Preliminary work, including potholing for utilities and replacing storm drain culverts, recently began and is…
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September 14 11:28am

25th Annual Atascadero Creek & Salinas River Cleanup Day!

The City of Atascadero and the Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC) are working together on the Atascadero Creek and River Cleanup Day to be held on Saturday, September 18th from 9 am until 12 noon and we are looking for volunteers like we do each year! Keeping Atascadero Creek and the nearby community pathways clean, attractive and inviting is a continual challenge, despite multiple and ongoing City and volunteer efforts. Atascadero has many community-minded residents, looking for ways…