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Paso Robles Newsletter for August 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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Paid parking begins 8/14/19

Paid Parking Launches August 14

Pay stations have been installed downtown, with paid parking to begin on August 14. There are activated pay stations throughout the downtown to practice using the system, or come to one of the following info sessions

  • Tues, August 6 - Paso Farmers Market
  • Thurs, August 8 - Concerts in the Park
  • Tues, August 13 - Paso Farmers Market
  • Thurs, August 15 - Concerts in the Park
You can spin the prize wheel to win free parking! 
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    City Preparing for Emergencies

    On July 16, 2019 the City Council proclaimed a local public health and safety emergency related to the risk of multi-day electrical power outages in the north county this summer and fall. This will allow the City to protect critical infrastructure, continue to provide vital services, and provide respite for citizens without power. Newly purchased or rented generators will power community cooling centers in the Council Chamber, Senior Center, and Centennial Banquet Room. Details

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    New Apartments Now Accepting Applications

    Newly-built affordable 1, 2, & 3 bedroom luxury apartments now taking applications. Amenities include energy efficient washer, dryer, refrigerator with ice maker, & dishwasher; spacious living area, common outdoor picnic area, extra storage & covered parking. Trash included. No pets.  Handicap accessible. Please request credit application at:

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    How to Prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

    In order to keep communities safe, your local energy company may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. It is important to prepare an emergency plan in advance in the event your family is affected by a power shutoff – or any other emergency. Each household in Paso Robles should prepare . Here is how

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    2020 Census Workers in Paso

    2020 Census Address Enumerators will begin working throughout the State next week. They are temporary Federal Employees working from their private vehicles. The work is about visually checking and updating the address database of all households, prior to the mailing of the 2020 Census questionaire on March 1, 2020.
    They will have a Federal ID and have passed a fingerprint and background check. If Paso Robles residents have any questions or concerns, contact the current Area Census Office (ACO) in Bakersfield at 661-546-8800. 
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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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    Parks Maintenance Specialist I/II 

    The Parks Maintenance Specialist performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, repair and operation of City infrastructure,
    including trails, open space and trees. Weekend shifts may be required. A link to the full job description and online application is available HERE.

    Application deadline: Wednesday, August 14th at 5:00PM. 

    Tentative Interview Date: Monday, September 9th 

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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
    August 5, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
    More Details

    City Council Meeting
    August 6, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
    More Details

    Paso Robles Youth Commission Advisory Committee Meeting
    August 7, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room

    Library Board Meeting
    August 8, 2019, 9:00 AM @
    City Council Chamber
    More Details

    Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
    August 12, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
    More Details

    Development Review Committee Meeting
    August 12, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
    More Details

    Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    August 12, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Centennial Park Live Oak Room
    More Details

    Planning Commission Meeting
    August 13, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
    More Details

    Recreation Events & Classes 

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    Fall Classes and Activities Now Open

    The Fall 2019 Activity Guide arrived in mailboxes all over Paso Robles this week via your City water bill. If you don’t receive a water bill and would like to have a guide mailed to you, please call 805-237-3988 or email to join the mailing list. The Guide includes all the listings of upcoming classes, lessons and leagues for all ages. Visit to view the interactive digital guide and get registered today!

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    Memorial Bench and Tree Program

    The City of Paso Robles Memorial Tree and Bench Program is provided by the REC Foundation, a nonprofit group formed for the financial benefit and enhancement of City parks and recreation. The program offers individuals and organizations a means to enhance our City Parks and to provide an opportunity to recognize loved ones who have passed away, or to honor those who have made an impact in our community. Details


    Library Events & News

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    Teen Snack & Craft: Zodiac Wall Art

    Friday, August 2, 3:00-5:00 PM
    Teens, paint a cosmic zodiac sign to hang on your wall. It will be messy and fun, and you’ll go home with unique art you made yourself!

    Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 13-17.

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    Make It @ the Library! Wood Slice Galaxy

    Saturday, August 3, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Create an astronomical display on a wood slice that can be hung on a wall, used as a trivet, or given as a gift to your favorite astronaut. Participants will learn special painting techniques to create an out-of-this-world work of art, embellishing their galaxy with stars, constellations, and the moon. All supplies and instruction are included. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 16+.     

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    Magician Chris Lopez

    Tuesday, August 6
    10:30 AM Library Study Center (no ticket required, but space is very limited)
    2:30 PM City Library (free ticket required, available at Children’s Desk 30 minutes prior to performance)
    No matter your age, magic makes everyone smile. Bring the family out to one of our two events featuring magician Chris Lopez and get ready to see what he’s got up his sleeve! For families.

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    Little Excavators: Preschool Archaeology

    Tuesday, August 13, 10:30 AM
    Come dig through the sand to find your own dinosaur bones! Discover what creatures used to be found in the Paso Robles area…maybe right here beneath the library! Space is limited. Registration is required. Ages 3-6.

    Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

    Community Events

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    Art After Dark Paso

    August 3 
    6:00-9:00 PM
    Throughout downtown Paso Robles

    From 6 to 9 pm, downtown Paso Robles throws open its doors on new art exhibits, performances, music, and community. Visit 5 galleries plus numerous boutiques and wine tasting rooms to celebrate art for free in one of the coolest little art colonies in the county. Details

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    Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, And Ozomatli Live In Concert

    Friday, August 9 
    7:00 PM

    Vina Robles Amphitheatre

    Come join us for an evening with Grammy Award winners Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, and Ozomatli. Enjoy our estate wines under the stars during an intimate live music experience at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. For the full schedule and tickets. $45.00 - $59.50/pp plus applicable fees; wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase.

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    Paso Robles Concerts in the Park

    Every Thursday, June 6 - August 15
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Downtown City Park

    This long running, popular, FREE community event for all ages. The concert series takes place on Thursday evenings through the summer.

    August 8 – Flogging Seagulls (’80s new wave tribute)
    August 15 – Joy Bonner Band (funky rock, R&B)

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    Friday Flicks - Racing Stripes

    Friday, August 9
    8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Paso Robles Horse Park

    Join us for this free community event! Gates open at 7:30 pm with the movie starting at 8:00 pm. There will be complimentary s’mores and fire pits to use for any additional food you’d like to bring! Seating is available at the park, or feel free to bring your own chair. Dogs are welcome, however, they must be on a leash. Details

    For a complete list of events,  click here. 

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