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Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights
for Tuesday, May 7, 2019   

Highlights from the Tuesday May 7, 2019 City Council meeting are as follows:

Initiated the annual levy for the Landscape and Lighting District and the Drainage Maintenance District – the Council received and approved the preliminary Engineer’s Report, declared the City’s intention to levy assessments in order to maintain the landscaping and related improvements in the districts, and set a public hearing for June 4 to consider approval of the final report and to authorize the levy and collection of assessments.
Declared public nuisances relating to weed abatement – The Fire Marshal has conducted the annual inspection of properties, and compiled a list of those properties still posing a significant fire risk.  At the meeting, the Council directed the Fire Marshal to provide written notice to each of the property owners, and return to a public hearing on June 4 with the final list of all properties still not in compliance.  The expectation is that this fire season will again pose significant risk for Paso Robles.
Initiated long-term upgrades to the Downtown Parking Program – the Council converted the pilot Employee Parking Permit program into an ongoing program and directed staff to begin the process of implementing the mid-term initiatives, including:  paid parking kiosks, shuttles, mobile apps, business validation and free parking initiatives, and other improvements for the Downtown.
Received additional information and took additional public input concerning the proposed membership in the Monterey Bay Community Power joint powers authority – membership in a “community choice aggregation” authority has the potential to significantly reduce electronic power generation costs and reduce residential and commercial electrical bills.  The Council will consider membership at its meeting on May 21. 
Adopted an ordinance authorizing the issuance of conditional use permits for delivery-only medical marijuana retail businesses locating within City limits – Adoption of the ordinance will allow Dubs Green Garden, the only medical marijuana delivery service based in Paso Robles, to apply for a conditional use permit to continue its operations.  Delivery services based outside the City will still be able to deliver within the City, as long as they have their state license and a Paso Robles business license.
This is just a subset of the actions taken by the Council Tuesday night. To view the full agenda and supporting documentation, click here: 
The next City Council meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30PM in the Library Conference Center at 1000 Spring Street. 

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