President Barack Obama will return to the Peninsula on June 6 for two more fundraising events, this time in Palo Alto and Portola Valley.
He swept in early last month for a 24-hour period and raked in $3.25 million from two events in Atherton and San Francisco.
Atherton officials, irked at being asked to pick up the $8,122.91 tab to help ensure the president's security while in town, is seeking reimbursement.
The town sent invoices to the White House, Secret Service, Democratic National Committee and the two Atherton households who hosted the private fundraiser, according to City Manager George Rodericks. To date, it hasn't seen a cent.
The Democratic National Committee did respond, however, by noting that since it didn't ask for the security detail, it wasn't responsible for the costs.
Whether by design or happenstance, the president won't be stopping in Atherton next time he's in the area June 6.
Instead, he'll begin with a 5 p.m. reception at the Palo Alto home of technology entrepreneurs Marci and Mike McCue, then hop over to a dinner at the Portola Valley home of venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and his wife Neeru.
Reception tickets are $2,500 per person, with another $2,500 for a photo with the president. A special VIP ticket for the event is priced at $12,000 per person and $15,000 per couple.
A seat at the dinner costs $32,400 per person and includes a "discussion" as well as a photo, according to an
invitation forwarded to The Daily News.
The events, which will benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, are hosted by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, the committee chair, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Meanwhile, Atherton City Manager Rodericks told The Daily News in an email that he'll keep trying to get some money back but expects he might have to ask the city council for "additional direction" if he strikes out.
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