Dear Paso Robles Restaurant Owner/Operator,
You are receiving this email because you hold a business license for food service in Paso Robles and we’d like to update you on your options for outdoor dining as the weather cools.
Initially, the City has only allowed temporary fixtures, like patio umbrellas, to be used in parklets, sidewalk dining areas, and other temporary outdoor areas as part of the Paso Robles parklet program. With the approach of winter and potential for rain and cooler temperatures, the City will allow more substantial coverings to be used in certain situations to allow businesses to continue outdoor services during inclement weather. The following summary provides overarching guidance for businesses interested in utilizing rain covers and outdoor heating devices during winter months: