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Paso Robles Newsletter for October 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. 

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Draft EIR Available for Review for Olsen-South Chandler Ranch Specific Plan

The City is asking Paso Robles residents to review the report and submit any comments or concerns vie email or mail. The 45-day public review process for the draft EIR takes place from October 18 – December 2, 2019. Details and Report

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Niblick Corridor Plan Public Outreach

The City of Paso Robles is seeking community input on improving Niblick Road. The Niblick Road Complete and Sustainable Streets Corridor Plan will address safety, walking, biking, transit, traffic and streetscaping along the corridor between Vine Street and Fontana Road. Public input workshops are scheduled for November 4-7, 2019. Details

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Free Short-Term Parking 

14 new 30-minute parking stalls are being added downtown to make it easier to do a quick stop without registering your plate or paying for parking. Look for the green curb and "30 MIN PARKING" signs. Each block in the paid parking area will have a 30-minute stall. These stalls will be subject to parking enforcement and merchants can also call the Parking Ambassador if they witness abuse of the stalls. 805-227-PARK (7275) Details

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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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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I//II

Provides technical expertise and performs a variety of technical and field support tasks involving skilled or semi-skilled work in the operation, enforcement, maintenance, and problem resolution in connection with the operation of an activated sludge wastewater treatment process. Operates a variety of plant equipment and instrumentation, including controllers, pumps, analyzers, flow meters, transducers, chlorinators, blowers and cogeneration related equipment. 
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Apply here

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Pool Manager - Staff Assistant IV 

Under general direction from the Recreation Manager, this part-time, continuous position oversees the seasonal programming operations of two municipal pool facilities. Flexible scheduling is required throughout the year. A typical schedule is 12-15 hours per week from September to mid-May and up to 40 hours per week from mid-May through August.

Application Deadline: November 5, 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
October 21, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
October 22, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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CERT Training Units 3 & 4
October 23, 2019, 6:00 PM @ 900 Park Street
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Development Review Committee Meeting
October 28, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
October 29, 2019, 6:30 PM @
City Council Chamber
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CERT Training Units 5 & 6
October 30, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Police Department, 900 Park Street
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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DIY Auto Detailing

Enjoy the look and feel of a clean car while saving hundreds of dollars by learning to do it yourself and preserve the value of your vehicle. You'll learn the techniques of a professional automotive detailer, and be given a list of supplies and sources to use on your own vehicle. Students should submit any specific questions ahead of time by email to lisa@TheMobileOilChangers.comWednesday, October 23 & 30 from 6-8 PM $20.  Register
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Workshop Mamas • Paper Lanterns

Using simple techniques and pressed flowers, you can bring summer back into your home with lovely paper lantern luminaries.  All materials provided.  Tuesday, October 22 from 6-8 PM in the Centennial Park White Oak Room.  Ages 13 to adult.  $45 registration + $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class. Follow this link to learn more or register today.

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CaliKids Fitness:  Minute to Win It Fitness Olympics

Your kids will love this unique, action-packed, fast-paced class! They'll enjoy fitness challenges that must be completed within 60 seconds or less using every day household objects. Participants will have a blast taking part in physical activities while learning important concepts such as team building, sportsmanship and helping fellow teammates. Free trial class Thursday, October 24 from 4:40-5:25 PM. Ages 7-11.  Seven weeks for $60  Register

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Holiday Paint & Cocoa Party:  Paint a Venetian Mask

Sip cocoa while painting and enjoying holiday music. For this October class we'll be painting masks that have been created using the authentic Venetian technique. Instructor Stormy Capalare attended a workshop in Venice, Italy to learn the mask making process.  Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30-7 PM  Ages 4-adult.  A $15 registration fee per participant + a $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class.  Register


Library Events & News

Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

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Family Craft Day

Monday, October 21, 4:00 PM
For our first Family Craft Day, Miss Darlene will be teaching families how to make Monster Cooties just in time for Halloween!

Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you are going to love these adorable and easy to make little finger-puppet monsters.

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Get Smart about Credit

Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:00 PM
The Library, in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, is pleased to announce a new series of classes designed to educate community members about a variety of personal finance topics. Kicking off the series is a presentation about credit basics including establishing and improving credit scores, managing debt, preparing to borrow, and exploring credit choices. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 16+.

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Maker Monday: Owl Pellets!

Monday, October 28, 4:00 PM
This month, we will be owl ornithologists! Put your goggles on and dissect owl pellets with us to learn about owl ecosystems. This will be a mostly messy and slightly gross class, so be prepared to get dirty!

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Ya Ya Yoga Stretch & Story

Tuesday, October 29, 10:30 AM
Join Yoga Instructor Vanessa Orr for a fun 20-minute story yoga session with a Halloween theme suitable for a young crowd. The class will include a story and yoga, while incorporating breathing and calming techniques. For ages 7 and under.

Community Events

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Harvest Wine Weekend

October 18-20, 2019
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! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, barrel tastings, food and wine pairings, and live music are just a few of the exciting
offerings that await! Details

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Golden Oak Honey Festival

October 26, 2019
Fall is in full swing, so what better time to relax in the “pass of the oaks” than beautiful October, when fall colors show their brilliance? Bring the entire family to city park for the Annual Golden Oak Honey Festival featuring antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food and bee keeping seminars. Free admission. Details

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Safe & Fun Halloween

October 31, 2019
Trick-or-treat in downtown Paso Robles with local area merchants during the Safe and Fun Halloween Downtown. Ghouls, ghosts and the Main Street witches will be on-hand for this wildly popular Halloween event that promises to be safe and fun for children of all ages. So don your scariest costume, come downtown and take part in the fun! Free Admission. Details

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Paderewski Festival

October 31-November 3, 2019
The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures,  master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards, and more. Details

For a complete list of community events,  click here. 

Regular City Reports

Other News

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Meet Our Newest Officers!

Three new officers were sworn in on October 8, 2019. Officer Hemingway is a SLO County native and recently graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Criminology. Officers Neary and Carson come to us from the Pismo Beach Police Department. Both officers served on the regional SWAT team and bring a combine 9 years of law enforcement experience.

Pictured left to right:  Officer Niles Hemingway, Chief Ty Lewis, Officer Brenden Neary, Officer Kyle Carson

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