Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 In compliance with social distancing, the City Council, staff, and the public participated via conference call. The public was given the opportunity to view a livestream of the meeting at www.prcity.com/youtube, invited to call into the meeting at 805-865-PASO (7276), and to email public comment to email@example.com prior to the meeting.
The City Council took the following actions at the April 6th meeting:Received a Covid-19 community update
from Battalion Chief Randy Harris. There is an overall decrease in virus spread in California, resulting in more counties moving into the red tier. On June 15, California will fully re-open its economy, provided that vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and that hospitalization rates are stable and low.Received an Emergency Services annual report
from Emergency Services Chief Jonathan Stornetta. Shelter-at-home orders and a decrease in tourism during the pandemic resulted in a slight decline in calls for service in 2020. The Emergency Services Department continues to fall short in meeting desired response times of 4 minutes or less due to limited resources and a growing community. $1.5 million in grants was secured this year to support the hiring of additional staff and the purchase of necessary equipment.Made Proclamations in Honor of:
Heard a presentation regarding substandard rental housing
- Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Month of the Child
- National Telecommunicators’ Week
- National Library Week
- City Manager, Thomas Frutchey upon his resignation after five years of distinctive service to the City of Paso Robles.
in Paso Robles from Lindsey Holden, staff writer for the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Ms. Holden has investigated this issue throughout San Luis Obispo County, and she shared a host of substandard issues that renters may endure, including mold, plumbing problems, broken windows, and household pests. Many renters are reluctant to report these issues for fear of retaliation, or due to language barriers. Inadequate code enforcement may also contribute to substandard rental housing. Habitability inspections, rent stabilization, eviction prevention, and renters’ rights education are recommended to improve substandard rental housing in Paso Robles. Community Services Director Warren Frace provided additional information regarding the City’s code compliance program and recent improvements at the Grandview Apartments: courtesy of new ownership, 54 restored apartment units are now back in the City’s rental inventory. Mr. Frace also reported on a host of forthcoming apartment projects for the City of Paso Robles.Approved an adjustment to the landfill rate
for treated wood waste received at our City-owned landfill with fees of $61 for up to 1,000 pounds and $122 per ton for any amount over 1,000 pounds. The increases are due to new State regulations.Approval of FAA Grant Agreement
to receive $23,000 from the Federal Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program. These funds will help defray the costs of additional cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces at the Paso Robles Airport.Approved a 2021 field rental fee waiver
for Paso Robles Youth Sports Council member leagues, acknowledging the financial hardship posed by the pandemic and the City’s desire to restore youth sports opportunities post-pandemic.Approved a resolution giving notice of intention to approve an amendment to the City’s CalPERS retirement contract amendment
for Tier 1 miscellaneous Paso Robles Police Association (POA) employees and Tier 1 and Tier 2 police and fire safety members. Also introduced for first reading an ordinance to amend the CalPERS contract for the City’s Tier 1 miscellaneous POA members and Tier 1 and Tier 2 police and fire safety members, requiring them to pay an additional 2% toward their retirement costs. Council also approved the City’s master pay schedule.Approved the removal of one ailing oak tree
by Justin Vineyard and Winery at 2265 Wisteria Lane, with 11 new oaks to be planted on site as mitigation. Council also approved a development plan amendment as recommended by the City Planning Commission, enabling the addition of 2 new buildings to the existing campus on Wisteria Lane and an enhanced landscape/fencing plan.
This represents just a subset of the total actions by the Council. The full agenda can be found at https://www.prcity.com/agendacenter
and the audio from the meeting can be found at https://www.prcity.com/AgendaCenter/City-Council-2
. The minutes will be available as part of the packet for the City Council’s next regular meeting.
The next regular City Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021
at 6:30 pm.