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Paso Robles Newsletter for October 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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STR Permit Deadline is 10/9/19

Starting 9/9/19 short-term rental (STR) permit applications will be accepted from owners in possession of an existing, valid STR business license whose business license application was submitted to the City on or before 7/16/19.  All business licenses will be eligible for a short-term rental permit.  After 10/9/19 no more short-term rental permit applications will be accepted for 60 days. Details

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Niblick Corridor Plan Public Outreach

The City is beginning a community-based planning effort for Niblick Road. A “Complete and Sustainable Streets Corridor Plan” will be developed through a robust public process that engages residents, property owners, school parents and children, businesses and others to explore ways to improve safety, access, and mobility for all types of travel (walking, bicycling, driving and riding the bus) and for people of all ages and abilities.

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Downtown Parking Demo

Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Join Parking Ambassador Donna King and the Citizens Volunteer Patrol for a quick and easy hands-on demonstration for using the downtown parking kiosks and WayToPark parking app. RSVP at 805.227.7275

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6-Year Street Repair Plan

On October 1, 2019  City Council will vote to approve the proposed 6-year street repair plan proposed by the Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee. This updated Street Maintenance and Repair Expenditure Plan outlines how the remaining six years of the Supplemental Sales Tax revenues will be allocated to address residential streets, arterials, and collectors. Read the full staff report here. (Green streets have already been approved, red streets are proposed. Sign up for updates.

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Seeking Supplemental Tax Oversight Committee Members

The City of Paso Robles Supplemental Tax Oversight Committee is currently accepting applications to fill several open seats of the seven-member committee. In 2012, citizens authorized a 1/2 cent sales tax increase and requested it be used for road maintenance. The city will accept applications for appointment to this committee until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2019.

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Coffee with a Cop

The Paso Robles Police Department, in conjunction with Spearhead Coffee, will be hosting a “Coffee with a Cop” event. The event will take place on October 2, 2019 at Spearhead, located at 619 12th Street, from 7:30 – 9:30AM. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. 

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Sherwood Park Restrooms Done

The new restrooms at Sherwood Park are complete and reopened on September 25, 2019.

The prefabricated structure has an atrium style design with 6 stalls, hand washing station and a drinking fountain with bottle filler. 

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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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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

City Council Meeting
October 1, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Paso Robles Youth Commission Advisory Committee Meeting
October 2, 2019, 2:30 PM @ Centennial Park White Oak Room
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Development Review Committee Meeting
October 7, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
October 8, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library Board Meeting
October 10, 2019, 9:00 AM @ City Council Chamber
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Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
October 14, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Development Review Committee Meeting
October 14, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Paso Robles Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
October 14, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Centennial Park, Live Oak Room
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Downtown Parking How-To Demo
October 17, 2019, 9:30 AM @ Kiosk at 12th & Pine
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Library Events & News

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Artist of the Month--Andre Averseng

Averseng is a renowned chef on the central coast of California.  His talents lie not only in tastes and textures, but also in the colorful and artful presentation of food. He has always been focused on what really catches the eye—as a chef, using the vibrant color of food and beautiful cake decorations and as an artist, using the natural glow of sunlight to illuminate his paintings. Check out his talent the entire month of October.

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CaliKids Fitness

Thursday, October 3, 3:00 pm 

CaliKids Fitness is a mobile children's fitness business that has been working in the children's/fitness industry for over 15 years. Children ages 5-8 will participate in a story play and get the chance to get physical through a variety of activities. This age-appropriate fitness class will touch upon the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.  For ages 5-8

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All About Owls!

Thursday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 pm

All ages are invited to a special presentation by local owl expert Chris Cameron, Naturalist and Chair of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. Cameron will be sharing his love for these raptors, providing a glimpse into their habitats, behavior, hunting ability, anatomy, and how to find and watch owls here in the Paso Robles area. He even plans to bring a live owl! Space is limited. Registration is required. 

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Make It @ Your Library! Owl Keychain

Saturday, October 5, 10:30-12:30 pm

Create with felt! Part hand-sewing and part embroidery, you will make a darling owl based on the design by to hold your keys or decorate your purse or backpack. You will use running stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch to embellish and construct your owl felty – the perfect accessory for fall. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 16+.

Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

Recreation Events & Classes 

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Youth Evolution Basketball 

Children will explore the sport of basketball through fun and creative activities.  Youth Evolution’s motto is “Play, Learn, Grow.”  Sportsmanship is the number one priority of these classes designed for ages 2-11 years.  Classes include Baby Ballers (ages 2-3.5), Level 1 (ages 3.5-5), Level 2 (ages 5-7) and Level 3 (ages 7-11).  $70/4 week session.  Classes begin Tuesday, October 1 at the Centennial Park Gym.  Learn more and register here.

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Glow-Ga:  Glow in the Dark Yoga

Join us for this special October adult vinyasa style yoga class with blacklights and glow sticks to enhance the experience.  We will have lots of fun exploring mindfulness and yoga practices to upbeat music.  Adults and their family members ages 3.5+, Friday, October 11. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20 for up to 3 family members, additional family $3 each.  Centennial Park Banquet Room A & B.  Learn more and register here.
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Positive Parenting Workshop

This engaging workshop will offer tools to help in your parenting journey including important life skill lessons taught in a way that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.  Based on the book Positive Discipline, a gold-standard reference for grown-ups working with children for over 25 years.  The instructor is a certified Positive Discipline parent educator, elementary educator and parent.  Ages 18+, Wednesday, October 9 from 6-8:30 p.m.  $30 + $5 supply fee/$5 additional family member.  Centennial Park Acorn Room.  Learn more and register here.

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Super Hero Pop Art

Who doesn’t love superheroes?  Now you can make your own art just like the comic book artists.  All materials provided.  Wednesday, October 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 8+, $25 + $10 supply fee.  Centennial Park Acorn Room.  Learn more and register here.


Community Events

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International Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Walk to School Day is an energizing event. It reminds adults and students alike of the simple joy of walking or bicycling to school, while building support for creating or improving safer walking and bicycling routes. Started in 1997, Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Details

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Pioneer Day

October 12, 2019 

Pioneer Day 2019 marks the 89th anniversary of our community's greatest celebration, and includes a parade, costume contests, bean feed, concert, tractor demonstrations, a whiskerino contest, gymkhana and more. The entire day is free! Reminder, the parade starts at 16th and Spring.  Details

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Harvest Wine Weekend

October 18-20, 2019

A year’s hard work is rewarded with another great harvest. In Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ll discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants, and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension. Try a taste for yourself with more than 140-weekend activities! Details

For a complete list of community events,  click here. 

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Other News

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AARP Tax-Aide Seeking Volunteers

The local AARP Tax-Aide service is seeking volunteers for the positions of Greeter and Tax Counselor to assist seniors in preparing their taxes at the Paso Robles Veteran's Center and City Library. Training will be provided.

For more details, call Dawn Fiegel at (805) 423-1570 or email Details

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