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Paso Robles Newsletter for July 1-15, 2019

You can see at a glance what is going on in our community; opportunities for public input; plus upcoming meetings, public forums, and events. 

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Farmers Market Time Change

As of 6/25/19 and continuing each week, the Tuesday Farmers Market on 11th Street will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Parking restrictions will be in effect from 8:00 AM to noon.  Please note the updated No Parking signs and the "Towing Today" street barricades! For more information on Farmers Markets, click here. For a list of what's in season when, click here

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Food Waste Recycling Program

Recently, in an effort to keep food waste out of landfills and cut methane gas emissions, a  state law was enacted asking restaurants and businesses to recycle their food scraps so they can be combined with green waste and turned into nutrient-rich compost. Details for businesses available here. Residential customers can also recycle their food waste; to order a free bin to participate at home, click here

City Business

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Short-Term Rental Ordinance Update

On June 18 the City Council did not approve the second reading of a short-term rental ordinance that would ban short-term rentals in R-1 zones and instead directed staff to develop an ordinance amending the City’s Zoning Code to regulate short-term rentals in all zoning districts throughout the City, bringing the draft back for first reading on July 16, 2019. The new draft ordinance will be posted here 72 hours prior to the meeting. Details
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Business Success Center Coming

On June 18, the City Council approved the City’s lease of 1345 Park Street, and a sublease with The Sandbox, to develop a business success center downtown, which will provide co-working spaces, access to resources and business development events.  The effort is a public-private partnership with the City pulling the necessary elements together and the private sector providing the ongoing energy and expertise. Details

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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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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, you can subscribe to email updates here and see all agendas here

City of Paso Robles Employment Opportunities

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Battalion Chief - Operations

The  Operations Battalion Chief oversees fire suppression, medical emergencies, rescue, hazardous materials spills and releases, fire code enforcement and related activities for a shift. Maintains optimal operational readiness of fire companies by overseeing processes, planning, organizing and directing personnel in training.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019
Apply here

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Police Sergeant

As a first line supervisor working closely with line officers and management, the Police Sergeant‘s input is extremely important to the successful operation of the department. The applicant should be a highly motivated officer that has the appropriate education, training, experience and maturity necessary to be an integral member of this team.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 2, 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 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
July 1, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting - CANCELLED
July 2, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Paso Robles Youth Commission Advisory Committee Meeting
July 3, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room
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Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
July 4, 2019, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
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Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
July 8, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Development Review Committee Meeting
July 8, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
July 8, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Live Oak Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
July 9, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library Board Meeting
July 11, 2019, 9:00 AM @ City Council Chamber
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Development Review Committee Meeting
July 15, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Babysitting Skills & CPR Camp 

July 9-12
2:00-5:00 PM

Participants will receive lots of hands-on safety practice, a Family and Friends CPR book and information sheet, a Safesitter CPR certificate, first aid safety tips, and a goodie bag. Additionally, participant will learn basic care needs for different age groups, practice storytelling skills, learn how to use guidance skills with small children and more.  Ages 11-16. $50+$45 supply fee. Details

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Pressure Cooker Perfection

Tues, July 9
6:00-8:00 PM  

Join us for this class that will teach you some easy techniques to master the pressure cooker/Instant Pot. We'll make a delicious pork loin, Asian style pulled chicken sandwiches and split pea soup with ham shanks. Please bring an apron, cutting board, knife you are comfortable with and a take home container to bring home leftover creations. $25 + $25 materials fee. Details 

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LEGO® Engineering Camp

July 8-12
Ages 5-7 (9:00 AM-noon)
Ages 7-12 (1:00-4:00 PM)

Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 3/4, building Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and soar on the wings of a Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts. Details


Library Events & News

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Summer Reading Program 2019

June 10–August 12
It’s not too late to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories. Just read 10 books or 10 hours and earn prizes! In addition, enjoy a variety of space-themed classes and events for every member of the family. Check out the FREE Library activities in July listed below

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SLO Symphony Notes in Class

Tuesday, July 2
10:30 am Georgia Brown Multipurpose Room
2:00 pm City Library

Introduce children to all of the instruments in an orchestra through a live demonstration by a Symphony-trained presenter, a video demonstration of a Youth Symphony student, and a hands-on chance to try each instrument. Details

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A Galaxy of Fireworks!

Learn about fireworks on Friday, July 10, 6:00-7:00 PM from local pyrotechnician Dick McKinley – how they are constructed, why they are different shapes and colors, and how they are used to paint the sky. Dick has been creating and conducting fireworks displays for many years and is an expert on designing the perfect blend of music and pyrotechnics to excite and awe his audiences. Family groups are welcome. Details

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Macramé Dreamcatcher

Saturday, July 13
10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Recognize the Apollo 11 Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary by creating a decorative dreamcatcher. Participants will learn a special knotting technique to create the moon within the hoop then will embellish their dreamcatcher with ribbons and feathers. Registration is required. For ages 16+. 

Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

Community Events

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Summer Wine Stroll

Saturday, June 29, 2019
2:00 PM
Downtown Paso Robles

Sip, nibble and stroll from tasting room to tasting room while enjoying a diverse selection of Downtown Wineries' best wines paired with gourmet bites. From Albariño to Zinfandel, our wineries offer something for every palate. Be among the first to taste what's new and discover your new favorite wines in Downtown Paso Robles! Tickets

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Paso Pops

Thursday, July 4, 2019
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Paso Robles Event Center 

This annual patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combines wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks. The event is held at the Main Grandstand Stage at the Paso Robles Event Center. Details

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Lavender Festival

Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The free event celebrates the lavender industry–an emerging local product–and features lavender producers from throughout the county, who will serve tastes of lavender cuisine, sampling of lavender oils, dipping sauces, lavender ice cream, and education on lavender, lavender growing, and sustainable farming practices. Details

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California Mid-State Fair

July 17-28
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Paso Robles Event Center

The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for 12 days at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. The 2019 entertainment lineup includes Blake Shelton, Cardi B, Zac Brown Band, Miranda Lambert, Smokey Robinson, Billy Idol, Melissa Etheridge and more. Details

For a complete list of events, click here. 

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