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Paso Robles Newsletter for January 15-31, 2020

Upcoming public meetings, events, classes and more. 
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Public Meeting: Olsen-South Chandler Development

The next public meeting hosted by the developer of the Olsen-South Chandler property happens on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at Virginia Peterson Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 2501 Beechwood Dr. All Paso Robles residents are welcome at this meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a project status, the results of the EIR and to take public input on the plan. Details

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Last Chance to Take Niblick Survey

The City of Paso Robles conducted an outreach effort in November to discuss a plan for improving safety and traffic flow along the Niblick Corridor.  We heard from a large array of community members on what does and doesn’t work, and ways to improve Niblick Road. We have developed a draft plan and would like residents to view the plan and take a quick survey about it. Deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2020. Take the survey

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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The Power of One

Saturday, January 18
March: Noon-1:00 PM, starts at 21st St. & Riverside 
Event: 1:00-3:00 PM, Flamson Middle School 

This annual event commemorates this great American leader and his lifelong journey toward equality and peace. The event begins with a march reminiscent of the marches led by Dr. King in Washington D.C. and Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. Details

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City Budget Planning Session

Join the Paso Robles City Council and key City staff on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Public Safety Center at 900 Park Street to plan the budget for 2020-2022. Hear the 10-year financial forecast for the city and help your City Council prioritize spending in the next budget cycle. Refreshments will be provided. Details

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Planning Commission to Consider Olsen-South Chandler Development

Residents are encouraged to attend and give input  at the Tuesday, January 28, 2019 meeting of the Paso Robles Planning Commission to consider the Olsen-South Chandler development. If it passes a vote, it will go to the City Council for discussion and possible approval. Resident input on the plan is encouraged. Details

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Housing Element Update Workshop

The Housing Element is a required Element of the City of Paso Robles General Plan and includes goals and objectives to achieve housing for all economic segments of the community, including affordable housing. The City will be conducting a public workshop to hear from residents, businesses, housing stakeholders and other interested parties on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 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

Public Meeting for Olsen-South Chandler Development
January 15, 2020, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM @ Virginia Peterson School, 2501 Beechwood
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Niblick Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting
January 16, 2020, 5:30 PM @ Centennial Park
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City Council Meeting
January 21, 2020, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Airport Commission Meeting
January 23, 2020, 6:30 PM @ Airport Terminal Conference Room
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City Budget Planning Session
January 25, 2020, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM @ Public Safety Center, 900 Park Street
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Planning Commission Meeting
January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Housing Element Update Public Workshop
January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM  @ City Council Chamber
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Housing Constraints and Opportunities Committee Meeting
January 30, 2020, 3:00 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Self-Hypnosis:  Mindful Inner Dialogue Class

Learn to connect and access the infinite wisdom, knowledge and power of your unconscious mind. You will learn to talk with your brain, connect to your higher self and about automatic writing, automatic drawing and doodling. Minors may attend if accompanied by an adult. Wednesday, January 22 from 6-8:00 PM. Details

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Make a Mosaic Heart

Create a gorgeous mosaic by gluing your choice of broken plate pieces and baubles on a 8" x 6-1/2 regular heart or a 6" x 8" wonky heart. Apply grout and clean to complete your project. This class is great for beginners.  Monday, January 27 from 6-8:30 PM in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room.  Ages 14+ $20 + $35 supply fee.  Creative Me Time/Joan Martin Fee.  Details

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Positive Parenting Workshop

This inspirational and fun workshop will offer tools to help parents - using the Positive Discipline technique, we'll talk about how to develop and shape important life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults. Parents will learn how to avoid power struggles while helping their children to learn self-control and self-discipline. Wednesday, January 29 from 6-7:30 PM. Details

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Phenomenal Science-Dipity Workshop for Educators

Teachers! Enrich your classroom with dozens of STEM activities that you will be able to use and share for your entire career.  Science-Dipity's Tim Baker will provide over fifty Common-Core friendly experiences based upon decades of involvement in science education. This workshop is designed to help educators implement the Next Generation Science Standards for the K-8 children they serve.  Saturday, February 1, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM. Details

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Jedi & Butterfly Creative Dance

A dance class designed for the imaginative minds of young dancers. Kids will learn basic dance directionality, taking turns, spins, balance and basic dance counts through music rhythm in a fun, creative way. Jedi masters and sweet butterflies join together to enjoy the love of movement through dance and fun music.  Wednesdays, February 5-March 11 from 4-4:45 PM. Ages 3-6.  $60.  Details

For all Recreation classes, CLICK HERE

Library Events & News

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Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 AM
Experience a free sample class of this popular Recreation Department program that brings music and movement together in a way that encourages play and family interaction. For ages 0-4. Details

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Maker Monday—Snow Globes

Monday, January 27, 4-5:00 PM
Create your own handheld winter wonderland! Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a snow globe? Craft a cute winter scene, complete with realistic snow-falling action!   Details


Mehlenbacher’s Taffy

Thursday, January 30, 6-7:00 PM

The first Passion for Paso event of the year features local candy business, Mehlenbacher’s Taffy. Business owner Alicia Himelson will teach you all about how taffy is made, how Mehlenbacher’s chooses their unique flavors, and the history of taffy. Also included in the evening is a free taffy tasting! Space is limited. Registration is required. Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For all Library classes,  CLICK HERE

Community Events

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January is Restaurant Month! 

January 1-31, 2020
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You’re not going to want to miss 
SLO CAL’s Restaurant Month, January 1-31, 2020. During the month of January participating restaurants in Paso and throughout SLO County offer special prix-fixe menus for $30-$40 per person, plus other special offers. Details

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Esprit du Vin

Saturday, January 18, 2020
San Antonio Winery Event Center
1917 Wisteria Lane

Join us in celebrating our 19th annual Esprit du Vin, the "Spirit of Wine" where all of our 46 East wineries will gather under one roof for an exciting night of delicious wine and cheese pairings, culinary delights, live music, and a wine-loving crowd! Each winery will be featuring wines paired with different gourmet cheeses. Details

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Art After Dark Downtown

Saturday, February 1, 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

For all community events click here. 

The City is Hiring!

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Recreation Staff Assistant II

Under general direction, performs various duties including support for recreational activities, customer service, and a variety of clerical functions.
This position is part-time, up to 16 hours per week; the individual selected for this position will be
required to work flexible hours including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tentative Interviews: Tuesday, March 3, 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)

Regular City Reports

Other News

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Development Impact Fee Report

Pursuant to Government Code Section 66006(b)(1), local agencies shall, within 180 days after the last
day of each fiscal year, make available to the public an Annual Development Impact Fee Report. The draft Report is available for public review at City Hall, and on the City’s website here.  City Council will receive a presentation of the report at its February 4, 2020 meeting. 

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How to Properly Dispose of Leaves

With the change in season and wet weather already upon us, residents are reminded to collect and properly dispose of the leaves from trees on their private property and the sidewalk bordering their property. Leaves left in the street can clog our storm drains, resulting in street flooding when it rains. Read the tips

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Polystyrene Ordinance Outreach

The County's Integrated Waste Management Authority is reaching out (going door-to-door/talking one-on-one) to Paso Robles businesses about the new polystyrene ordinance (click here for informational flyer).  If you have questions, please contact Patti Toews, Program Director, at 805.782.8530.

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New Spanish Language Magazine Launches Locally

Somos! is a Spanish-content magazine that empowers Spanish-speaking residents who seek to grow personally and professionally. Their mission is "to vitalize local communities by delivering practical and informative articles that encourage our readers to engage in local shopping, local travel, as well as get involved in nonprofits, neighborhood projects, and school district affairs." Details

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