We’re in the election season again. It is reasonable to look at what the current City Council in Atascadero has accomplished. We have seen several new businesses built or in the building process and others in the planning process. This includes the new Marriott Corp. hotel on the north end of town, which will bring in another restaurant, and a high-end restaurant is in the process of rehabbing a downtown building. The Galaxy Theatres have brought in several new businesses into that complex, and the new Rite Aid drugstore building in the Vons center allowed several new businesses to open in their old facility.
That, coupled with the positive feedback from a large percentage of local businesses that were surveyed during the Chamber of Commerce business walk a few weeks ago, have told us they are doing well and are optimistic about the future. We are on the road to recovery with positive economic growth.
The current City Council has played a large role in helping this to happen. I urge you to vote for Tom O’Malley for mayor and Heather Moreno and Brian Sturtevant for City Council. Keep the momentum going.