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Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights from 3/5/2019 

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 are as follows:

Downtown Parking Update–received a report on the status of the downtown permit parking program, parking space utilization, and plans for moving forward on additional policy initiatives. There will be a Parking Stakeholder meeting on March 20th at 4:00 PM in the City Council Chamber.  

Utility Billing Software–authorized the City Manager to enter into agreements with Harris inHance for the purchase and implementation of its Impresa Utility Billing Software System; and with Invoice Cloud for the purchase and implementation of the electronic payment system and to appropriate $19,923 and $39,922 from Water and Wastewater fund reserves, respectively.

Certified Consulting Arborist Services and Agreement with A&T Arborist–authorized the City Manager to enter into an agreement for Certified Consulting Arborist services with A&T Arborists.  This agreement is valid for a two-year period, with the option to extend for an additional two years, by mutual consent.

Appointment of Gennaro Messina to Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee–approved the appointment of Gennaro Messina to fill a vacant position on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.  The term is for a period of just over a year. When the term comes to an end in June of 2020, the City will hold interviews for the vacancy of a full four-year term.

Dispatch Consolidation Study MOU–authorized the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding among the Cities of San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, and Paso Robles, and the Board of Trustees of the California State University on behalf of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo to jointly finance a dispatch consolidation feasibility study for an amount not-to-exceed $45,000.

Train Station Lease–authorized the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Atlas Commercial Products for the commercial property at the train station and appropriated $50,000 from Public Facility Replacement Fund reserves for minor tenant improvements to the property. These funds will be paid back over time from lease payments.

Community Vision and Strategic Goals–reviewed and re-ratified the goals and strategic initiatives established in the 2018 community vision workshop. The Council also requested that staff provide updates on each category on a regular basis.

21st Street Reservoir Replacement and Bond Financing–approved the construction and financing of a new 4 million gallon 21st Street Reservoir.  This new reservoir replaces the existing 21st Street Reservoir, which was built in 1925.  The total budget of this project is $8,870,849.

This represents just a subset of the total actions by the Council.  The full agenda can be found at The minutes will be available as part of the packet for the City Council’s next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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