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Paso Robles Newsletter for January 1-15, 2020

Upcoming public meetings, events, classes and more. 
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City Adopts Groundwater Sustainability Plan

The City of Paso Robles, the County of San Luis Obispo, the Shandon-San Juan Water District, and the San Miguel CSD joined together to form a Cooperative Committee to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Paso Robles Basin, from which they all draw. Adopting the GSP means continued cooperation on a regional basis and cooperating with the adjoining basins in Atascadero and Monterey County. Read the GSP

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Save the Date - MLK Celebration and Unity March

The City of Paso Robles invites the community to attend a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. This annual event commemorates this great American leader and his lifelong journey toward equality and peace. Those participating in the march should gather at 11:30 AM at 21st and Riverside Avenue (at the fairgrounds). The March will begin at noon, and participants will march to Flamson Middle School for the celebration. Details

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Planning Commission Seeking New Members

The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointment to the Planning Commission.  Appointments will be for 3-year terms expiring February 28, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to review the Planning Commission Handbook for a complete overview of the Planning Commission’s responsibilities. Applications are due by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PMDetails

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Housing Authority Seeking New Board Members

The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointments to fill one vacancy on the Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Applications are due by Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street. Applications may be brought to the Paso Robles City Clerk’s Office or mailed, but they must be received by the deadline. Details

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City Council Meetings

The Paso Robles City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street. Next agenda

A brief overview of the items discussed is posted here the day after each meeting. You can subscribe to email updates here

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Youth Commission Meeting
January 1, 2020, 2:30 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room
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City Council Meeting
January 7, 2020, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library Board Meeting
January 9, 2020, 9:00 AM @ City Council Chamber
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Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
January 13, 2020, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
January 13, 2020, 4:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Live Oak Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
January 14, 2020, 6:30 PM 
City Council Chamber 
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Coding Arcade Games

Don't just play video games, make them! Learn to create a platform-style video game in HTML5, like Super Mario Bros, using introductory graphical programming software. Students will have the option to choose characters and game objects from a clip art library or create their own characters. Tuesday, December 31 from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM.  Ages 9+ $80 registration + $10 supply fee.  Sibling and multiple class discounts.  Learn more and register here.

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Ballroom Dance for Fun

Join the resurgence of Ballroom Dance! Classes run January 8-20, 2020. Rediscover your self-confidence; improve your memory, balance, and many other physical benefits. Plus it's FUN! Learn the Swing, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Rumba and Cha-Cha. All sessions include beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction to accommodate the varying abilities of the class. Students may enroll in all five or choose sessions separately. Details

Body in Balance class

Body in Balance for Active Aging

Retune your body with some easy methods to release stress and enhance overall health and vitality. These gentle strengthening exercises improve balance, breathing capacity, and posture. Other benefits are: relaxation, improved flexibility, circulation, range of motion, and fall- prevention.  Details

For all Recreation classes, CLICK HERE

Library Events & News

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Learn to Knit

Thursday, January 2, 2:00-3:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Now is your chance! Come learn the basic stitch you need to knit a hat, scarf, blanket, even sweater! Participants will leave with a coaster they knit themselves. Space is limited. Registration required. For ages 9-13.

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Elephant Seals

Thursday, January 9, 6:00-7:00 PM
January is birthing season in the Piedras Blancas rookery, and the Central Coast Friends of the Elephant Seals will present information about this exciting time in which the females arrive on our shore and the newborn seals first experience our world. Space is limited. Registration is required. Family groups are welcome to attend; please register each family member individually. 

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Understanding and Using Your iOS Device’s Camera

Saturday, January 11, 10:30-12:30 PM
Learn how to use your device’s camera to full effect. Please bring your device with you so you can follow along with Assana’s step-by-step instructions to practice what you are learning. Following the one-hour presentation, you will have a chance to practice taking photos in the City Park; wear comfortable shoes! Space is limited. Registration is required.    

Note: The library will be closed on January 1, 2020

Community Events

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New Year's Eve in Paso Robles

December 31, 2019
Various venues

There are all sorts of events happening in Paso for NYE - from comedy at Manny's to the Roaring 20's with the downtown wineries, to a ball drop at the Golf Club, to an 80's Night at the Pour House all the way to the fancy and glamorous event at Allegretto Vineyard Resort. And more! Events

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Art After Dark Downtown

January 4, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Downtown Paso Robles

Art After Dark is held on the first Saturday evening of each month. Each month a varied number of businesses stay open after hours and welcome visitors & locals to enjoy the art, community and talent of our local artists, musicians, chefs, wineries, breweries and more. This month Studios on the Park and Park Gallery have special events celebrating Art After Dark. Details

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Baroque Masters

Sunday, January 12, 2020
3:00 PM
Mission San Miguel

The music of these baroque masters is made up of multiple threads weaving together a beautiful tapestry of sound.  It is likely that many of these works were intended to be performed with one player on a part, which is the approach we are taking with this concert. This highlights the clarity of the polyphonic writing and the colors of the individual instruments.  Details

For all community events click here. 

The City is Hiring!

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Senior Water Quality Inspector

This lead position assists with implementing the City's stormwater management and Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) programs, inspects food service facilities and constructions sites, reviews plans to ensure conformance with city codes, standards, approved plans, and water quality regulations.  Performs related duties as required. Details

Application Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020

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Utility Billing Customer Service Representative 

Under general supervision from the Finance Manager and Coordinator, the Utility Billing Customer Service Representative performs a wide variety of accounting and customer service functions. Details

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Police Officer

Under general supervision and in cooperation with the community, perform law enforcement and crime prevention work to provide for the safety of the public. Patrols a designated area of the City in a radio-equipped car, motorcycle, or on foot, for the prevention of crime and enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; performs other related duties as required or assigned. Details (Ongoing hiring)

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Police Officer Recruit

This is a non-sworn, training-level classification in the Police Department. Recruits do not have police officer powers or authority. Incumbents will assume non-sworn duties within the department and attend a P.O.S.T. Certified Academy, approximately 6 months in length. Upon graduation and award of the Academy Basic Certificate, the incumbent may be appointed to and sworn in as a Police Officer. Details (Ongoing hiring)

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