(03-09) 13:16 PST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) City Hall may have a robot staying in its historic chambers after all.
Supervisors voted 7-2 Monday to negotiate renting out the grand legislative chamber to Walt Disney Pictures for a scene in the upcoming Robin Williams film, "Bicentennial Man."
City Architect Tony Irons earlier worried about letting crews film in the Manchurian oak-lined chamber.
But he changed his mind after Supervisor Michael Yaki introduced strict guidelines that include having a preservationist oversee the filming; making producers post a bond as a security deposit for damage; and banning fireworks, food, drinks, animals, smoking and fogging devices.
Supervisors Tom Ammiano and Leland Yee opposed allowing filming.
Disney has asked for five days this spring for a scene in the futuristic film starring Williams as a robot with human feelings.
The proposed fee: $10,000 for the first day of filming and $20,000 for each additional day.
The Board of Supervisors' final vote is scheduled for March 22 after contract negotiations. The 84-year-old City Hall recently was reopened after years of seismic retrofitting and renovation in the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.