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Paso Robles Newsletter for January 15-31, 2019

You can see at a glance what is going on in our community; opportunities for public input; and upcoming meetings, public forums, and events. 

No matter what your areas of local interest, there is something here for you. Just start scrolling.

News and Important Dates

Helicopter pulling someone out of the river

Winter Storms Approaching

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services warns residents of a series of storms expected to bring from 3 to 8 inches of rain between Friday, January 11 and Thursday, January 17. Those that reside in low lying areas prone to flooding are advised to take precautionary measures in advance of these storms: prepping sandbags, clearing storm drains and gutters, having safe alternative lighting and heating options in the event of power outages. ALL Residents are advised to stay clear of the river bed. Details

MLK Celebration flyer

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 please join your neighbors in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This free, annual community event is a chance to honor Dr. King by congregating and enjoying music, art and education. This year's event theme is "I Am...Because of His Legacy." The event kicks off with a March for Unity at noon, followed by a program. Details 

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Planning Commission Accepting Applications

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, 2022.  Applications are due on Wednesday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Details

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Build a Boundary Map for the Change to By-District Elections

Driven by a legal challenge, the City is transitioning from the current at-large system of electing the City Council to a by-district election model. We need residents to submit boundary maps for the districts by March 1.

Come to the Map Building Workshop on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  Details

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Downtown Parking Update

Many thanks to the downtown businesses who are participating in the Downtown Employee Parking Permit Pilot Program! Here's how it's going so far.

Look for the "Proud Participant" flyer in windows downtown for those who park and walk to save small business in Paso Robles.   Details

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Film Shoot at 28th & Spring

A student film crew from CSUMB is filming at the Paradise Grill on January 30 - February 3, 2019. The project is a film called "Open" and centers on 14 strangers who come together at an ordinary diner on election night 2016. The issues addressed in this film are racism, immigration and misogyny.

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Paso Robles Community Calendar

Have you ever wished you could see ALL the Paso Robles events in one place? We partnered with the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street and the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance to create an honest-to-goodness hanging wall calendar! It lists all the great annual events, Chamber and Main Street mixer dates, recreation sign-up dates and so much more. Pick up your copy at the Chamber and Main Street offices. 

Important Business News

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New Online Resource for Development Opportunities 

Investors and developers have a new tool for finding developable properties within Paso Robles city limits, thanks to the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.  Search by land use to be paired with available properties that match your project needs. 

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
January 14, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM @ Senior Center, 270 Scott St. 
The SCAC helps identify services for seniors (55 and older) to enhance their quality of life and to act in an advisory capacity to the Paso Robles City Council in all matters related to their physical, emotional and economic well-being. 

Development Review Committee Meeting
January 14, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room, 1000 Spring St.
The DRC has the authority to make decisions on all applications for development review and also reviews and comments on all major development projects before such projects are scheduled for review and consideration by the Planning Commission or City Council for final action.

Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
January 14, 2019, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Banquet Room B, 600 Nickerson Dr. 
The Paso Robles Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee seeks to partner with the community and provide opportunities for people to enrich their lives and increase their enjoyment and well-being through recreation and education while striving to protect the natural resource-based park system.

City Council Meeting
January 15, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Hall / Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring St. 
Paso Robles City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Any member of the public wishing to comment on any agendized item can speak for up to three minutes during the Public Comment period for that item. Any member of the public wishing to comment on any item not on the current agenda can speak for up to three minutes during the General Public Comment portion at the beginning of each meeting. 

Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
January 21, 2019 All day

Planning Commission Meeting
January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Hall / Library Conference Center, 1000 Spring
The Planning Commission has specified land use-related decision making authority. In Paso Robles, the Planning Commission has final decision making responsibility for actions that are not legislative. The Planning Commission’s decisions can be appealed to the City Council.

Airport Commission Meeting
January 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Airport Terminal Conference Room, 4900 Wing Way
The Commission serves as a means to aid the City Council in gathering public input on the operation and future development of the Paso Robles Municipal Airport by providing advice to the City Council and by making decisions in those areas where delegated.

Development Review Committee Meeting
January 28, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room, 1000 Spring St
The DRC has the authority to make decisions on all applications for development review. The DRC also reviews and comments on all major development projects before such projects are scheduled for review and consideration by the Planning Commission or City Council for final action.

Recreation Classes & Events

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New Rec Class Offered

Join Recreation Services and Yvette Madrigal for a new Mommy & Me-style class called Babies & Moms at the Barre on Mondays at 9 a.m. This baby-wearing or baby watching exercise class is perfect for new mamas and their little ones (up to age one).  There will be a mix of stretching, basic ballet and Pilates exercises designed to rebuild strength in abdominals and increase flexibility.  $90/10 punch pass allows moms to join at any time and come when they’re able.  Details

Concerts in the park crowd and gazebo

Concerts in the Park Call for Talent

The City of Paso Robles is seeking musical talent for the 2019 Concerts in the Park season.  This highly popular family-friendly concert series attracted over 25,000 attendees in the summer of 2018.  These free shows feature a wide variety of local and regional musical entertainment performing in the Paso Robles City Park gazebo. Musicians interested in consideration for the 2019 season must submit a press kit by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Library Events

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Saturday Fun for Teens and Adults

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26 and enjoy two great programs! First, learn to knit or crochet from 10:30-noon. Supplies will be provided, or bring your projects. Then, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., play the table top game, Forbidden Desert, in which a legendary flying machine must be recovered from the ruins of an ancient city. Registration is recommended. For ages 13+.

Light blue kinetic sand in a kid's hand

This Month’s Maker Monday Activity 

Children ages 7-12 are invited to learn how to make kinetic sand on Monday, January 28, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. Maker Mondays are the fourth Monday of every month. The program is limited to the first 30 participants. Free admission tickets are available at the Children’s Desk beginning at 3:30 pm the day of the program.

Other Reports

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Downtown Ambassador Report

The Paso Robles Downtown Main Street Association (Main Street) provides Downtown Ambassador Karyl Lammers as a host to residents and visitors to our downtown. Karyl offers information on "Everything Downtown" including directions, recommendations, event information and referrals for relocating your home or business to Paso Robles. You can read her Downtown Ambassador Reports here

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Visitors Center Report

The City contracts with the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce to provide hospitality to visitors to our area in the form of a full-service visitors' center downtown. The Paso Robles Visitors Center is located at 1225 Park Street and provides local information, directions, recommendations and business referrals along with business and residential relocation services and information. You can view the Visitor Center quarterly reports here.   

Upcoming Community Events 

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January is Restaurant Month! 

Indulge in SLO CAL Restaurant Month! Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus of three courses at $30-$40 per person or other special offerings. 

We hope you join us for this exciting month celebrating some of the finest cuisines on the Central Coast! Details

The Creamery booth at craft market

Country Farm and Craft Market

Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Near Downtown City Park, 11th and Park Streets

Join your friends, neighbors and visitors at the Downtown City Park in Paso Robles for this weekly event filled with small town charm. Arts, crafts, produce and more sold by SLO County farmers and craftspeople. 

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Tuesday Farmer's Market

Every Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Near Downtown City Park, 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 foods 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!  

Inside Studios on the Park after dark, people viewing art

Art After Dark

Saturday, February 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street

Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month! Celebrate the opening of pARTners with Enfold wines and live music by Bob & Wendy. Free. Wine for $8/glass.

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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