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Paso Robles Newsletter for May 16-31, 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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Short-Term Rental Update

The Paso Robles Planning Commission reviewed the draft Short-Term Rental ordinance on May 15 and is recommending it to the City Council.  The City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of the ordinance on the June 4, 2019 agenda, with the public hearing to take place the next day on June 5, 2019

Press Release   Draft Ordinance
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PG&E Wildfire Safety Initiative

Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is expanding and enhancing their Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP) to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep our customers and the communities we serve safe. PG&E customers will be receiving letters at their home or place of business about their plan. 2019 Wildfire Safety Plan

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Please Prevent and Prepare for Wildfire

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is encouraging all residents to help cut down the risk of wildfire in Paso Robles and to be prepared in the event there is a wildfire. Please use the following resources:

For questions call Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Randy Harris at 805.227.7560 

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Recycled Water Distribution Project

The City  of Paso Robles recently received news that its Recycled Water Distribution Project was included in the California State Revolving Fund Program’s Draft Intended Use Plan, making it eligible for low interest financing and a $2.5 million grant. The project will provide a drought-resilient water supply that can be used to offset irrigation demands and will deliver water to high-use sites in the City and neighboring irrigators. Details

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Downtown Parking Update

On May 7, 2019 City Council approved the following:
1. Extend the employee parking permit program for an additional 90 days;
2. Initiate two hours of free parking in area extending from 10th Street to 14th Street, and from Spring Street to Pine Street, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday;
3. Take the necessary steps to have the full paid parking program ready for implementation in 90 days; and
4. Return to Council for the necessary budget adjustments, authorizations, etc. 
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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  

City of Paso Robles Employment Opportunities

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Parks Maintenance Specialist III

Maintains and provides oversight of the City’s landscaped areas, rights-of-way, trees, and project sites; assists in the administration of contracts related to the Paso Robles Landscape and Lighting Maintenance District; provides lead direction, training, and work review to the parks maintenance crew.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Apply here

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Police Officer (Lateral/Entry Level/Academy Graduate)

In cooperation with the community, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work to provide for the safety of the public.
Application Deadline: Continuous
Apply here

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Police Officer Recruit

Performs non-sworn duties within the Police Department and attends a P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Academy, which is approximately 6 months in length. Upon graduation and award of the Academy Basic Certificate, candidates may be appointed to, and sworn-in as, a Police Officer.
Application Deadline: Continuous
Apply here

Apply and find additional information for all available positions here! Questions? Email or call (805) 227-7234.

Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops

Development Review Committee Meeting
May 20, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
May 21, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Airport Commission Meeting
May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Airport Terminal Conference Room
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Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
May 27, 2019, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
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Development Review Committee Meeting
May 27, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Recreation Classes & Events

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Sea Glass & Wire Wave Jewelry Class

Catch a wave and create a stunning beach-inspired necklace and earrings. Learn how to form wire, drill holes in sea glass (instructor will demonstrate) and basic jewelry making techniques to assemble your jewelry. All supplies are provided including local sea glass to complete your projects. No experience necessary. Tuesday, May 21 from 6-8 PM.  $15 registration + a $35 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class.
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Adult Volleyball - Women’s & Co-Ed Leagues 

Join us for this competitive league of 4-8 teams.  Each team is guaranteed two matches per night.  Participants must register as a team.  Ages 13+. Monday night women’s leagues and Thursday night co-ed leagues, 6:30-9:30 PM for both.  $306/team. 

Registration information HERE.

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Kindermusik: Wiggle & Grow Beach Days

Playing instruments, singing, and dancing together will build your child's self-confidence, self-control and early language skills. During our summer class, 'Beach Days', get ready to wiggle your toes in the "sand," move like a crab and listen to the surf rolling in! We'll explore the sights and sounds found at the beach through songs, dances, vocal play, instruments and listening activities. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 am, June 4-25.  $40 registration + $12 digital materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.  Sibling discount available.  

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Word Play

Whether you're an established writer, closet-poet, or looking for a less strenuous activity, Word Play offers a safe place to share your work, hone your craft, and have fun with words! In addition to getting serious about writing, we will explore style and technique through games, play, and imaginative exercises. This is a perfect opportunity to get those proverbial juices flowing and have fun with others, as we put our pens together and forge the literary community we've all been waiting for. Facilitated by local author and poet Gloria Wilson. Mondays, 6:45-8:15 PM.  $30/month, Ages 15+. Registration information HERE.

Library Events & News

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Family Game Day

Friday, May 24
3:00-5:00 pm
An afternoon of board games for families to try out and enjoy! Games and snacks provided!

For families of all ages.

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Table Top Game Day

Saturday, May 25, 1:00-4:00 PM
This month’s featured game is Photosynthesis! Grow your trees while preventing your opponents from growing theirs!

The library has many trending and classic games from which to choose. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is recommended. For ages 16+.

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Save the Dates! 

A Universe of Stories is this year’s Summer Reading Program theme and spectacular space-themed events, performances and activities for all ages are planned. Plus, read just 10 hours or 10 books and earn fun prizes! Go to for more information. Your galactic adventure begins June 10 and runs through August 12

Community Events

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Wine Festival

May 17-19, 2019
Paso Robles City Park
Fresh and local gourmet bites + library wines at the RESERVE Event. Saturday morning Winemaker Seminar.
More than 70 wineries at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, including: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines.

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Paso Robles Cycling Festival

May 23-26, 2019
Paso Robles Event Center
Immerse yourself in bike culture! This 4-day event lets you pick your own bicycle adventure. There are supported group rides (8), self-guided rides (14), competitions, family bike activities, yoga, massage, a s'mores station, pasta feeds, receptions and more. 

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Car Show & Cruise

May 24-25, 2019
Downtown Paso Robles
Cruise Night is a Paso Robles tradition! Grab a chair and set up along Spring Street to enjoy the annual parade of classic cars on Friday, then see them up close and personal in the downtown city park on Saturday. 

Other News

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May is Building Safety Month! 

Every May, Building Departments celebrate Building Safety Month internationally to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play. To learn more about Building Safety Month, click here.  

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Flamson Needs Cruise Night Volunteers! 

Who: Golden State Classics Car Show + Cruise
What: 8 volunteers ages 18+ to man street crossings during Cruise Night
Where: Various locations 
When: Friday, May 24th at 4pm
Why: It’s a great tradition, should be a beautiful night and
volunteers make the world go round!!!  Please contact Nathan Williams at: or call/text: 805.835.5286

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"Annie Jr." presented by ACT 

Over the first two weekends in May, 79 young performers (ages 6 - 17)  put on a show attendees won't soon forget. There were six performances featuring 2 main casts, all directed by local hero Vikky Mullin.  Said Mayor Steve Martin: "My wife and I had a wonderful time being entertained by the Applause Childrens Theater. It was great to see such an excellent performance involving so many young people. Thanks, ACT!”

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Connect with PRPD on Social Media

If you want to keep up-to-date on local safety, traffic and arrest alerts while being mildly entertained, follow the Paso Robles Police Department on Facebook and twitter. 


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Need more info? 

If you'd like information on a specific item, event or issue that isn't listed here, please send an email to or call 805.237.3888. 

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