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Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights from 3/19/2019 

Highlights from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 are as follows:

Amendment for Rincon Consultants– authorized the City Manager to approve a contract amendment with Rincon Consultants, Inc. for the Gateway Annexation EIR for $52,500.

Fiscal Impact Analysis of Beechwood, Olsen–South Chandler Specific Plans–authorized the City Manager to initiate a Fiscal Impact Analysis of three geographic areas by appropriating $74,500 from the General Fund and authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with David Taussig and Associates, consistent with the proposed scope of work, with the finding that a sole source professional services contract with David Taussig and Associates is in the best interest of the City; and authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to make any needed or desired non-substantive changes to the agreement that are fully consistent with Council direction.

Final Map for the Paso Robles Horse Park–accepted and recorded Parcel Map PR 09-0105, and accepted the offer of dedication for Public Sewer, Waterline, Access, and Utility Purposes, as shown on the map.

Third Public Hearing Regarding Transition to By-District Council Elections–received input and directed staff to bring back Draft Map E with the associated sequencing of Council District elections.  Districts 3 and 4 would be up for election in 2020 and districts 1 and 2 would be up for election in 2022.  In addition, staff is going to review the demographic information and census track boundaries to confirm that they allow for the inclusion of the Quail Run neighborhood in district 4 and boundary adjustments to square off the neighborhood.

Community Development Block Grant Draft Action Plan– approved designating $147,007 of the anticipated 2019 CDBG allocation, along with the $9,445 in remaining 2017 public service funds, for a total of $156,452, to help initiate a warming shelter and support services for residents experiencing homelessness in the Paso Robles Area, $25,700 for the two public service program applications, and $43,177 of the allocation for administration of the CDBG program.

Amended “Regional Commercial Zone” to allow Laundromats–amended the Zoning Code to allow laundromats as a permitted use in the Regional Commercial zone.

Oak Tree Removal Permit–approved removal of a Valley Oak at 1636 Spring Street, because it is in poor condition and likely will cause damage to the property if it were to remain, and approve the removal of the tree. Additionally, allowed for the waiver of the $600 application deposit based on the decline of the tree not being the fault of the current owner and to require the replanting of one native oak tree on site.

Mid-Year Budget Report and Adjustments–received the report and approved amending the budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 by appropriating $80,000 from the Public, Education, and Governmental (PEG) Fund.

2018 Annual Report of the Implementation of the General Plan–approved the 2018 General Plan Annual Report, and directed staff to submit it to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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, April 2, 2019

Have a great rest of the week!

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