Hillary Clinton back in Atherton for another fundraiser

March 23 event will be at home of SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive

For the second time in a little more than a month, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton for a political fundraiser, this time at the home of SolarCity's chief executive officer Lyndon Rive on Wednesday, March 23.

Tickets to the event, billed as a lunch and reception, are $2,700 or $27,000 to qualify as an event co-host and participate in a reception with Clinton. Co-hosts are Josh Becker, Susan Kennedy and Nancy Pfund.

Clinton will also appear at a fundraiser in Hillsborough later that afternoon.

Revisions made last year to Atherton's special events permit process mean the hosts will be billed by the town for the costs of special services that police or other town departments provide.

But, City Manager George Rodericks said a Feb. 21 visit by Clinton for a campaign fundraiser attended by about 400 people did not require any more than the usual police services from the Atherton Police Department during the hour-and-a-half-long visit because the Secret Service and California Highway Patrol were on hand.

Police chief Ed Flint said the town will coordinate with the Secret Service for this visit and will let the hosts know about the need to apply for a special event permit.

Two other high profile events in Atherton in February did result in bills to the hosts, Rodericks said. A Super Bowl charity fundraiser at the home of Jillian Manus resulted in a bill of $3,720.25, he said. A fundraising visit by President Barack Obama hadn't been completely totaled up yet, but included $4,563 in police services and what Rodericks estimated would be $1,500 in public works' services.

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Posted by fixiegirl
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Does the City of Mtn View get paid when things like this are hosted? Or photo ops, or speeches?

I'm curious if payment to the City of Mtn View was made when Obama visited Walmart awhile back. Many, many officers were deployed to close off and monitor any egress on El Camino and those numbered more than 100.

He wanted to take that route, instead of an easier one. Did he pay for that?

Or any other government official or candidate for that matter?

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Posted by DC
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 12, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Presidential protection is paid for by US tax payers. This also goes for the ex president family members. So sorry, no Mtn View you get no money for these visits. Police, road closures or the invitations only WalMart speeches. Any funds thus collected go to ...?

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