Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten?
Atherton may soon offer just the thing -- naming rights to a new street, for a $10 million donation.
When Atherton's City Council meets for a study session on Wednesday, council members will discuss what donations the group raising money to build the new civic center should request in trade for various "naming opportunities."
The meeting starts at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the town's council chambers at 94 Ashfield Road.
The most expensive item on the list put together by fundraisers Atherton Now is the right to name the new road that will run past the civic center entrance, connecting Ashfield Road and Fair Oaks Lane. That naming right is set at $10 million.
For $5 million, a donor can name the historic town hall, or for $3 million the main outdoor plaza.
For a $1 million donation, Atherton NOW has an array of naming options: a cafe or catering kitchen, the library entrance patio, a children's play area, a fenced library deck or the redwood grove.
Smaller donors will have the opportunity to put their names into the project on benches, bricks, memorial garden areas and various signs in the new complex, the report says.
Also on the agenda for the study session is an information session on the town's general fund budget.
Council members will discuss possible modifications to the town's business license tax, which is currently $50 and $250 a year -- depending on the type of business -- or 5 percent of gross receipts, whichever is lower.
If the town does want to change its business license tax, the matter will have to be placed on the ballot during an election of City Council members, which next happens in November. Changes in the tax would require a majority approval.
While Atherton does not have commercial zoning, its current business license tax applies to everyone from Realtors to alarm companies doing business in the town.