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Paso Robles Newsletter for May 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. 

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Prepare for Fire Season

To prepare for the upcoming fire season, the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services would like to remind residents and property owners about the City’s weed abatement program. Property within the City must have all weeds mowed, disced, or otherwise removed to lessen fire hazards. Please clear all combustible vegetation, including dead leaves, weeds, brush, and tree limbs no later than May 1, 2019

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Take the Parking Quiz! 

How much do you know about parking in downtown Paso Robles? City Council will discuss the next steps for parking at the regular City Council meeting on May 7, 2019. In the meantime, take our quiz to see how much you know about parking in Paso Robles. The average score so far is 69%. Take the quiz

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Short-Term Rental Ordinance Reviewed

On April 23, the Paso Robles Planning Commission discussed a proposed draft ordinance addressing short-term rental properties within city limits. Ultimately, the Commission voted to continue the item to the May 14, 2019 Planning Commission meeting, with direction to increase some restrictions in residential zones.
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Mock City Council Meeting

Every school year the Kermit King Elementary Leadership class is led through a Mock City Council meeting by the Mayor to get their take on an issue facing the community. This year they will be joined by the Leadership class from Bauer Speck Elementary and together the groups will design Kickoff Parties to celebrate the City's change to by-district elections. Itinerary

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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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Upcoming Business Events

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce hosts events all year round for the benefit of business owners, employees, residents and visitors.

2019 events include: State of North County, 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.
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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.

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Paso Robles Youth Commission Advisory Committee Meeting
May 1, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room
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Development Review Committee Meeting
May 6, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
May 7, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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City of Paso Robles City Council Adjourned Regular Meeting
May 8, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library Board Meeting
May 9, 2019, 9:00 AM @ City Council Chamber
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Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
May 13, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Development Review Committee Meeting
May 13, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
May 13, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Live Oak Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
May 14, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Recreation Classes & Events

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Super Summer Sign-Up Party 

Join Recreation Services for this FREE community event at Centennial Park on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  We’ll be offering early summer swimming lesson registration , free activities and demonstrations hosted by recreation instructors and special one-day only registration discounts for summer recreation camps and classes (not including swimming lessons). Visit for more information.  View the Facebook event HERE.

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Ballroom Dance for Fun 

Get ready for summer events - weddings, parties, cruises, and concerts in the park - with more Swing, Waltz, Latin dances and the introduction of Club Foxtrot. Class includes beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction to accommodate varying abilities of the class. 

Wednesdays beginning May 8, 2019 from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM.  Registration information HERE.

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Ukulele 202

Ready to take your ukulele playing up a notch?

This class will expand your skills and challenge your ability. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. 

Registration information HERE.

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Creative Me Time: Resin Necklace 

Join us for this special Mother's Day weekend craft class! Bring mom or enjoy time with your friends crafting together during this Saturday class. You'll create two stunning necklaces by adding charms, beads, trinkets, glitter, paper and many other treasures.  Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to noon.  Registration information HERE

Library Events & News

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National Choose Privacy Week! Learn about Internet Security

Thursday, May 2, 6:00-7:00 PM

If you have been concerned about Internet privacy and keeping your Internet-accessible devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, or router) secure from hackers and scammers, sign up today to attend this special presentation. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 16+. Register

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Make It @ the Library! Macramé Plant Holder

Saturday, May 4, 10:30-12:30 PM
Create a practical and decorative macramé plant holder based on a design from

Participants will learn the square knot, spiral knot and loop knot. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 16+.  Register 

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Make It for Mom

Thursday, May 9, 3:00-4:00 PM 
Children will have the opportunity to create a unique present for a special woman in their life. Signups for this event are required. For ages 5-13 years. 

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Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunity

Once again, teens are invited to assist with the Library’s popular Summer Reading Program. Information and applications available online and in the Library. For teens going into 9-12 grades.

Community Events

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Olive Festival

Saturday, May 4 
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Downtown City Park

Bring the entire family to a day dedicated to Paso Robles area olives including sampling, vendors, demonstrations and an olive dish-cooking contest. Check out the mobile olive oil press, or take a stroll through Culinary Row to try local artisanal, farm-fresh food, and be sure to try the olive oil ice cream! Free admission. Details 

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3 Speckled Hens Antiques Show

Sat-Sun, May 4-5 
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave.

The Three Speckled Hens Antiques and Old Stuff Show is a biannual event that specializes in selling one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Over 150 dealers will be selling everything from antiques and vintage items to re-purposed treasures.  Hen-Pecked Husband Area, bar, food, etc. Details

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Art After Dark - Downtown Art Stroll

Saturday, May 4 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6 Locations Downtown
Downtown Paso Robles comes alive the first Saturday of each month with new art exhibits, performances, music and community.
For more information and maps of participating venues and activities, visit Map
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Warbirds Wings and Wheels 

Saturday, May 11 
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Estrella Warbird Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Rd. 

In addition to the 300-car show and swap meet, this year's event will also feature a BMX show by StuntMasters, a Cacklefest showing off front-end dragsters (earplugs recommended!), live music by Monty Mills and his Lucky Horseshoe Band, food and drink and a Friday night barn dance and dinner. Details

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Dog Jog

Saturday, May 11 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Vina Robles Winery, 3800 Mill Rd.

Dogs and their families are invited to join Dog Park volunteers on a 2k or 4k jog or walk through the lush Vina Robles vineyard at the 11th Annual Dog Jog.  After the jog, listen to live music as you enjoy lunch, wine tasting and tour the event expo comprised of local dog-loving vendors and silent auction items.  This is a great way to “actively” support maintenance and improvements for the Sherwood Dog Park in Paso Robles. Details
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Mother's Day Brunch 

Sunday, May 12 
Various Paso Robles Restaurants

Nobody wants to cook and clean on Mother's Day, so go out to brunch! There are numerous options for dining, from the huge views at The Grill at Hunter Ranch to the patio at the Paso Robles Inn. Cuisines include Japanese, Italian, Mexican, Thai and every option in between. Reservations are highly recommended. Restaurants

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Willie Nelson and Friends

Sunday, May 12 
8:00 PM
Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd

Enjoy estate wines under the stars during an intimate live music experience at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Come indulge in an evening with multi-Grammy-award winner Willie Nelson & Family. For the full schedule and to purchase tickets:

Other News

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Help Plan for Local Disasters

All residents of San Luis Obispo County are invited to help plan for local disasters. The county will be updating the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and are requesting help from the public. The meeting will be held April 30, 2019  from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at the Ludwick Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo. For the first time, the plan will include all cities and jurisdictions throughout San Luis Obispo County and your input and participation are crucial to this process. Details

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Wine Festival Volunteers Needed! 

Donate just 4 hours of time and receive a COMPLIMENTARY Event T-shirt, General Admission ticket and/or Wine! The 37th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival takes place May 16-19, 2019. The success of Wine Festival is dependent upon the support of generous volunteers like you! We appreciate our volunteers and recognize the important role they play in the success of the festival. Details

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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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