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Paso Robles Newsletter for October 16-31, 2018

Residents of Paso Robles can see at a glance what is going on in our community, opportunities for  public input, and meetings, public forums, and events that are coming up in the near future. 

News and Important Dates

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Downtown Parking

Downtown businesses worked together with city leaders and a consultant to design (and our City Council just approved) the Employee Parking Permit Pilot Program. Permits are $5 per month and guarantee downtown employees a parking spot in one of 5 city-owned lots downtown. Permits go on sale on November 1, 2018. Call 805.237.3888 or email to reserve yours. First come, first served. More details. 

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Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan Update 

The Design Review Committee approved the proposed  Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The Planning Commission will review it on 10/23, and provide a recommendation to the City Council for action in the near future, exact date to be determined. 

You can read the staff report here and send input or questions to  

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Railroad Street Design Unveiling

The City of Paso Robles has been working with downtown merchants and other stakeholders to re-imagine Railroad Street as a creatively-designed historic district. The preliminary designs are complete (and pretty amazing) and you are invited to review the them and give your input. More details.

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Sherwood Park Master Plan 

The City is seeking input on the future of Sherwood Park, Oak Creek Park, Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Dog Park and the Oak Creek walking trails. Come give input at the 11/6/2018 City Council meeting and vote on and/or submit ideas here

Officerfs Virgil and Mobly with Police Chief Ty Lewis

PRPD Welcomes Two New Officers

On 10/11 City Manager Tom Frutchey swore in our newest police officers, Brett Mobley and Dustin Virgil. Officers Mobley and Virgil were both born and raised in San Luis Obispo County and currently live in North County with their families.

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Election Day is November 6th!   

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 is Election Day in Paso Robles! The office of Mayor and two members of the City Council will be elected to four-year terms. 

Candidate and ballot measure information is available here

Business News

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Chamber office

Economic Development Open House

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30pm - 6:30pm OR
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8:30am - 9:30am

The community is invited to learn about the programs and initiatives taken by the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Department: Business and Entrepreneurial Success Team (BEST), Business Quick Start Guides, Business Survey, Opportunity Zones, Business Start-Up Guide, Resident Survey, Oppsites and the upcoming Business Walk. 

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Sunrise shot, Matt Browne

Wake Up Paso

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring 

Come learn about your community and improve your business. Police Chief Ty Lewis will discuss community policing and field questions; Jessica McGillivary will present "Unlock the Potential for LinkedIn for Business"; Jo Whipp from Jo Whipp Coaching will help us become better communicators with "Everyone Communicates Few Connect." Our non-profit spotlight will be Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

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Photo credit GCV Chamber

Chamber Business Walk

November 8, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. 
The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce will conduct its first ever Business Walk on 11/8. Chambers throughout the United States have utilized this tool as a way to come face to face with business owners and managers and to gauge what the community needs in order to continue to thrive. If you would like to join the Business Walk, contact the Chamber at 805.238.0506 or sign up online. More details.

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On the Facebook campus

Silicon Valley Tour

The City of Paso Robles and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce partnered to provide 25 business and community leaders with tours of three popular Silicon Valley companies spanning the spectrum of the innovation industry from the large world-changing businesses of Facebook and LinkedIn to BootUp Ventures, an incubator/co-working space focusing on international investment in the next world-changing innovators. Taco Wednesday was hosted by LinkedIn Cafe and dinner was held at Off The Grid’s food truck market in Menlo Park. 

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

City Council: Airport Commission Interviews
October 18, 2018, 6:00 PM
Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring Street
City Council will interview applicants and make appointments to the Airport Commission.
More Details

Planning Commission Meeting
October 23, 2018, 6:30 PM 
Library Conference Center
, 1000 Spring Street
More Details

Railroad Street Concept Design Unveiling
October 24, 2018, 12:00 PM?-?2:00 PM

Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street
The City of Paso Robles has been working with downtown merchants and other stakeholders to re-imagine Railroad Street as a creatively-designed historic district. The preliminary designs are complete (and pretty amazing) and you are invited to review the them and give your input. Thank you all for your continued contributions to Paso Robles!
More Details

Upcoming Community Events 

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Harvest Wine Weekend

October 19-21, 2018
Various winery locations

Harvest is the time to visit Paso Robles Wine Country. Try your hand at harvest (including stomping a few grapes), take in the beautiful fall foliage, and enjoy live music, barbeques, barrel samples, and more!  More details.

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Tuesday Farmer's Market

Tuesday, October 23 & 30, 2018
11th and Park Streets

Get fresh local produce and artisan foods in Downtown Paso Robles every Tuesday from 3-6. Get a wider variety of fruits and vegetables not found in the supermarket. Know where it comes from: Talk to the farmer who actually grew it, picked it, and brought it to you!

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 25-27, 2018 
Library Conference Room, 1000 Spring St.
The public is invited to peruse thousands of books at the Friends of the Library’s semi-annual book sale. 
Cookbooks  Craft books    Table top books    Paperback fiction    Hard-cover fiction and non-fiction    Children’s books    Book sets Collections    DVDs    Music    CDs    Books on CD    VHS and more! More details.

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Halloween Harvest Costume Ball

October 26-27, 2018
Paso Robles Event Center

This event is the biggest and most spectacular 21-and-older Halloween event between LA and SF. This is not a haunted house, it is an upscale, Halloween-themed, costume-mandatory event. $65 to $205.  More details. 

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Golden Oak Honey Festival

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Downtown City Park

Fall is in full swing, so just bring the entire family to city park for the annual Golden Oak Honey Festival featuring antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food and bee keeping seminars. Free admission.  More details

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Safe and Fun Halloween Downtown

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Downtown Paso Robles

Trick-or-treat in downtown Paso Robles with local area merchants during the Safe and Fun Halloween Downtown. Ghouls, ghosts and the Main Street witches will be on-hand for this wildly popular Halloween event that promises to be safe and fun for children of all ages. So don your scariest costume, come downtown and take part in the fun!  More details

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Cycling the Danube

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6-8PM
Library Conference Room, 1000 Spring St.

Join local traveling couple Karen MacLaurin and Mike Cussen to experience their 1,000-mile bicycling trek along the Danube River - from Ulm, Germany, south of Frankfurt, to Belgrade, Serbia. In between, they enjoyed amazing cathedrals and castles, met interesting people, and rode through beautiful fields of corn, wheat, and sunflowers.

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Art After Dark

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street

Art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month!  Celebrate the opening of The Short Story Collection: Narrative Gowns and Feminine Histories with Dilecta Wines and a live performance by Azure Tres. 
Free admission. Wine for $8/glass.

Other interesting items

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EPA Uses "Paso Talk" for Training

Stormwater Manager David LaCaro was recently notified by the Environmental Protection Agency that his recent "Paso Talk" on Stormwater was added to the EPA's training website for its clear and concise explanation of Stormwater management. Watch the video here. 

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Monica Hollenbeck at Tour de Pink

A City staffer and her friends are getting set to embark on a bicycle journey of over 200 miles in a fundraising effort to fight breast cancer. Monica Hollenbeck is riding to raise awareness of long-term programs for cancer patients. The ride, named Tour de Pink, is a fully supported, multi-day charity bike ride that raises money for the Young Survival Coalition. More details.

Need more info? 

If you'd like information on a specific item, event or issue that isn't listed here, please send an email to or call 805.237.3888. 

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