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Paso Robles Newsletter for April 1-15, 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. 


Weed Abatement Deadline Approaching

The deadline for weed abatement is May 1, 2019. 

The Department of Emergency Services has established guidelines for weed abatement to assist property owners in complying with the City's weed abatement ordinance.

See a list of approved weed abatement service providers.

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Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Volunteers keep Paso Robles going. The City is paying homage to the 165 people who contributed 18,919 volunteer hours in 2018 to various City programs such as events, Library, Recreation, PD and advisory committees. If you are a City volunteer, join us on April 2, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chamber. If you would like to volunteer for a City program or committee, email Details

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By-District Elections Map  

City Council is holding the fourth required public hearing to adopt its preferred map for the City's transition to a by-district system.  At their last meeting the Council chose the following map, which was drafted by a resident at one of the City’s map-drawing workshops.

The hearing will be held during the April 2, 2019 regular City Council meeting starting at 6:30 PM

Map  Staff Report

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Short-Term Rental Task Force Meetings

A task force is creating a draft ordinance and zoning amendment to address short-term rental properties inside city limits. The public is encouraged to attend. 

The next meeting is Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street. Agendas 
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City Council Meeting Highlights

The Paso Robles City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street.

A brief overview of the items discussed is posted here the day after each meeting, or you can subscribe to email updates here. Agendas  

Business News

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Paso Robles Relocation Guide

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce just released a comprehensive 2019-2020 Relocation Guide. This new tool includes resident and business resources, maps, city demographics and more.

You can download it here, pick it up at the Visitor Center at 1225 Park Street or call 805.238.0506 for more information.

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Upcoming Business Events

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce hosts events all year round for the benefit of business owners, employees, residents and even visitors. 2019 events include: State of North County, Tour of the Tesla Campus, Wake Up Paso, Craft Beer Tour, Women in Business, Coffee with Cross, and more.

Details at

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Online Resource for Development Opportunities 

Investors and developers have a new tool for finding development 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

Development Review Committee Meeting
April 1, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Volunteer Appreciation Reception
April 2, 2019, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM @ City Council Chamber
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City Council Meeting
April 2, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting
April 3, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Paso Robles Youth Commission Advisory Committee Meeting
April 3, 2019, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room
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Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
April 8, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Development Review Committee Meeting
April 8, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
April 8, 2019, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Banquet Room B
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Planning Commission Meeting: Public Workshop - Noise Element and Ordinance
April 9, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM @ @ City Council Chamber
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Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting
April 10, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library Board Meeting
April 11, 2019, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM @ City Council Chamber
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Development Review Committee Meeting
April 15, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Recreation Classes & Events

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Spring Break Camps: Electric Avenue 

Back by popular demand! Join science educator Tim Baker for this electrifying camp. We’ll have a blast learning to convert electricity to heat, motion, light and magnetic force.  Make your own science experiments to keep including an electromagnet Play-Doh circuit and more! Ages 6 – 11 • April 22 - 26, 9am – noon, $126 + $49 materials fee. Details

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Spring Break Camps: Web Page Design  

Learn to create a website to run on your computer or mobile devices with backgrounds, animations,
sound effects & music.

Ages 11+ • April 22 & 23, 10am -12:30pm, $70 + $10 materials fee. Details

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Spring Break Camps: Toy Figure Design

Design and make your own action figure!  Turn your sketches into finished art. Your finished prototype will be in special toy packaging. 

Ages 9+ • April 24 - 26, 1 - 3:30pm, $80 + $30 materials fee. Details

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Spring Break Camps: Retro Video Game Coding

Learn to create platform style arcade games like Super Mario Bros to play on your computer or mobile
device. No programming knowledge necessary. Ages 9+ • April 22 & 23, 1 - 3:30pm, $80 + $10 material fee. Details

Sibling discounts available for all camps!  

Library Events

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Make It @ the Library! Spring Collage

Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Cut, piece and layer scrapbook paper to fashion a pretty spring bouquet inspired by the book Cut Paper Pictures by Clover Robin. All supplies and instruction included, but registration is required. Space is limited. This class is for ages 16+. Register here.

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Drop In and Haiku! 

Thursday, April 17, 2:00-5:00 PM

Celebrate National Haiku Poetry Day with Drop In and Haiku!

Create a special haiku poem on card stock and embellish it using colored pencils, markers, etc., for a friend or loved one. All supplies are included. This event is for ages 16+.

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Drop-In Craft for Children

Tuesday, April 16, 2:00-4:00 PM

Children ages 8-13 are invited to drop in and help make tissue paper flower decorations. According to Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey, “Simple, fun crafts are a great way to give children the freedom to express themselves through art.” While supplies last.

Community Events

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Paso Pops Tickets on Sale

Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combines wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music, and fireworks. This event returns to the Main Stage at the Paso Robles Event Center on Thursday, July 4. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2019. Details

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Art After Dark

Saturday, April 6, 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!  Join us for the opening of The Big Little Art Show. Free admission. Wine for $8/glass. Details
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Meet the Easter Bunny  

Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 
City Park Holiday House
The Easter Bunny will be the guest of the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association.  Just come downtown to the City Park Holiday House (Park & 12th Streets). Bring your camera and take your picture with the Easter Bunny! 

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SLO Farm Trail Open

Various times & venues

There are nine farming operations on the Central Coast that now accept visitors! Spring is a great time to see, touch and taste locally-grown and -made products including livestock, produce, lavender, olive oil, cheese, herbs, plants, jams and preserves. Map

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Save the Date: Spring Wine Stroll

Saturday, April 27, 2019
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Downtown wine tasting rooms

Sip, nibble and stroll from tasting room to tasting room while enjoying a diverse selection of new wine releases paired with gourmet bites. Be among the first to taste what's new and discover your new favorite wines in Downtown Paso Robles! Details

Other News

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Census Information

Census Day is only a year away!
Why should you participate in the census?  Population figures determine:
Fair Representation: California’s number of U.S. Representatives 
Federal Funding: U.S. funds for local agencies
Identify Needs: Community needs for schools, hospitals, etc.
Economic Impacts: Better employment opportunities
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Woods Humane Society expands spay/neuter and surgery capacity

Woods Humane Society has increased spay and neuter capacity to provide additional surgery appointments for Central Coast dogs and cats. Woods is strongly urging area residents to help ensure that all cats are spayed or neutered. Appointments are made online at for SLO and Atascadero clinics.  

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