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Paso Robles Newsletter for July 15-31, 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. 

Public Hearing notice for STR ordinance

Public Hearing Notice: Short-Term Rental Ordinance First Reading

On July 16, 2019 the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a Zoning Ordinance amendment concerning short-term rentals, after opting not to approve a previous version of the ordinance in June. The new draft ordinance will be posted here 72 hours prior to the meeting.  
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Paid parking begins 8/14/19

Paid Parking Starts Mid-August

Pay stations have been installed downtown, with paid parking to begin on August 14. There is an activated pay station located at 13th and Park for those who would like to practice using it. Details about paid parking:

  • First 2 hours will be free, $1/hr after
  • Merchants will be offering validation
  • Employee parking permits are $5/mo
Stop by 13th & Park to practice getting free parking! 
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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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    Engineering Inspector

    The Engineering Inspector reviews and processes grading permits, utility service (water and wastewater connections) and public right-of-way permits in order to ensure conformance with city standards and approved plans, assesses fees, and maintains records. He/she inspects construction projects located in or impacting rights-of-way and public easements for compliance with municipal codes and standards and performs related duties as required.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 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 15, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Upstairs Large Conference Room
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    City Council Meeting
    July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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    Development Review Committee Meeting
    July 22, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Upstairs Large Conference Room
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    Planning Commission Meeting
    July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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    Airport Commission Meeting
    July 25, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Airport Terminal Conference Room
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    Development Review Committee Meeting
    July 29, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Upstairs Large Conference Room
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    Recreation Events & Classes 

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    Let’s Paint! Rain Forest Friends  

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - NOON

    Centennial Park White Oak Meeting Room

    Visit the rain forest during this mixed media acrylic painting class that will include feathers. 
    Ages 6-14 $10 + $15 materials. 

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    Let’s Pretend!  Be Our Guest for a Magical Tea Party

    Friday, July 26, 2019
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Centennial Park Banquet Room A

    Join Princess Belle for a special tea party, discover magical items from the forbidden west wing during a magic show & more! Ages 4-12. Details
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    NEW Self-Hypnosis: Release Stress & Anxiety

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Centennial Park White Oak Meeting Room

    Do you suffer from stress & anxiety? Learn to create a life where you are calm, confident & in control. $25/$20 additional family member. Details

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    Raytoons 3D Video Game Designers

    Monday & Tuesday, July 29 & 30, 2019
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Centennial Park Live Oak Meeting Room
    Create platform style 3D arcade games to play on your computer.  No programming knowledge necessary. Ages 8+. Details


    Library Events & News

    Apollo 11 moonwalk

    Moon Landing, Moon Pies, and More!

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Saturday, July 20, 1:00-5:00 PM with a showing of the acclaimed 2019 documentary about the Apollo 11 mission (rated G); including previously unreleased footage, this film provides the perspectives of the astronauts, mission control team, and spectators. View the feature film based on the life of Neil Armstrong (rated PG-13), first man to set foot on the moon, and enjoy some Moon Pies!

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    Table Top Game Day

    The Library offers a monthly gaming event -- Table Top Game Day!, On Saturday, July 27, 1:00-4:00 PM, the featured game is Galaxy Trucker, in which players construct a spaceship and fly to the edge of the galaxy. Or you can play any of the games owned by the Library including other trending games such as Settlers of Catan and Terraforming Mars and classic games such as Monopoly and Clue. Light refreshments will be provided. Designed for ages 16+.

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    NEW: Large-Group Story Time

    Specially designed for preschool and daycare groups, ages 3-6—the last Tuesday of the month, beginning July 30, 10:00 am. The program includes songs, stories, and motor skill development exercises and runs about 40 minutes. Groups must come with a ratio of one adult for every eight children. Space is limited. Registration is required. Multiple groups will be accepted until room capacity is reached. For more information, contact Melissa Bailey, 805-237-3870.  

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    Call for Art Display Proposals

    The Library will be accepting applications to display art in the Library until September 10, 2019. Information and applications are available in the Library. Completed applications must include photographs or other representation of the work to be displayed. 

    Submit application packet to Paso Robles City Library, Attention: Don Rader, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles CA 93446. For more information or to have an application mailed to you, contact Don at 805-237-3870 or

    Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

    Community Events

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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

    Aloha Shirt

    Aloha Shirts: The Spirit & Story Of Hawaii

    The Aloha spirit comes to Studios on the Park in this colorful exhibition celebrating the Hawaiian shirt and its proud symbolism of Hawaiian heritage. From its Polynesian roots to its popularity among American tourists and pop-culture icons, such as Elvis Presley in the 1950's, to recent high fashion reincarnations, the iconic flowered garment has not only stood the test of time but transformed with it. July 2, 2019 - July 28, 2019  Details

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    Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

    Paso Robles Concerts in the Park is a long running, popular, FREE community event for all ages. The concert series takes place on Thursday evenings through the summer and typically draws approximately 2,500 visitors to the Downtown City Park. The 2019 series will include nine concerts, kicking off on June 6. 

    July 18 – Brass Mash (hard pop brass band)

    For a complete list of events,  click here. 

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