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Paso Robles Newsletter for November 15-30, 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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Please Review Draft EIR for Olsen-South Chandler Ranch Specific Plan

The City is asking Paso Robles residents to review the Environmental Impact Report and submit any comments, questions or concerns via email or mail. Any and all public comments/questions will be answered and included in the final EIR. 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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New Park Design Unveiling

A local resident is donating a park to the City at the corner of 18th and Spring!

Come view the designs, meet the donor and check out the site on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3:00- 5:00 PM.

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Rapid Response/Active Shooter Drill

Paso PD and Fire will be conducting an active shooter drill on November 22, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Residents and businesses in the area of Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring St, should not be alarmed with the increased presence of law enforcement and fire personnel in the area. More details here

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Niblick Corridor Plan Draft

Niblick Road has an accident rate 3 times higher than the state average in some locations. Residents came together with City consultants in early November to brainstorm ways to improve the Niblick Corridor, make it safer and get it to flow better. The closing presentation is here, input can be sent to Draft designs will be out in February for more public review. 

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New Commissioners Appointed

The City Council conducted advisory body interviews on November 14, 2019 and appointed Thomas Hardwick and Mike Leahy to the Supplemental Tax Oversight Committee. Eric Cook and Tony Gaspar were reappointed to Airport Commission and Marc Dart was appointed as a new Airport Commission member.  To learn more about serving on a City advisory body, click here

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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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Community Services Officer- Technician II

This unarmed, non-sworn position performs duties in support of Police Division operations and services and other areas as assigned; provides information and assistance to the general public and answers citizen inquiries; performs related work as required. Must be able to work rotating shifts for days and evenings.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2019
Apply here

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Police Dispatcher

Under general supervision, monitors and dispatches police and fire personnel; handles emergency calls and requests for assistance; receives and processes complaints; transmits critical data to appropriate personnel; maintains a variety of confidential records and reports; performs other related duties as required.

Application Deadline: December 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

Senior Citizen Advisory Commission Meeting
November 18, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Senior Center
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Development Review Committee Meeting
November 18, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
November 19, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Library and City Hall CLOSED at 2:30 PM for Training
November 22, 2019, 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The PD will be conducting an active shooter safety training session for City staff. The Library and City Hall will be closing to the public at 2:30 PM.
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Development Review Committee Meeting
November 25, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
November 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
November 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
November 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Holiday Paint & Cocoa Party

The November project for this seasonal paint party is a colorful gratitude tree.  Words of gratitude are written on the canvas first, then painted over using acrylic paint. Create your own masterpiece or a shared work of art infused with your family's gratitude. We'll sip cocoa and listen to seasonal music while painting. Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30-7 PM in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room. $10 + $15 supply fee. $5 for an additional family member + $15 supply fee. Ages 4 to adult. Learn more and register here.
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Resin Play Time

Have fun creating a unique resin project with Joan Martin Fee of Creative Me Time. Choose from two necklaces in metal tray bezels, a beach scene or a holiday tree in a 11" x 14" frame. Instructor provides a variety of trinkets, colored glass and shells for your use. All projects will be mixed in resin and encased so that they glisten. Thursday, December 5 from 6-8:00 PM in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room.  Ages 16+  $15 registration + choose your project: two resin necklaces ($25 supply fee), framed resin beach scene ($60 supply fee), framed resin holiday tree ($60 supply fee).  Learn more and register here.

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Holiday Cookie Decorating Party 

Participants receive a dozen Sweet Grace soft sugar cookies to customize. Sip hot cocoa while learning professional piping and decorating techniques using tasty buttercream frosting and sprinkles.  Learn how to box cookies for gift-giving and leave with a dozen decorated cookies plus a sugar cookie recipe to try at home! Teens (13+) may register to attend the class without an adult.  Tuesday, December 3 from 6-7:30 PM in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room.  Ages 13+ (up to two children ages 5+ may attend free of charge with a registered adult).  $10 registration fee + $20 supply fee payable at class.  Learn more and register here.

Mark your calendars for these special FREE holiday happenings sponsored by Paso Robles Recreation Services throughout December: 

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Mail Your Letter to Santa at Centennial Park

Santa’s elves have installed a special mailbox in the Centennial Park lobby!  Bring your child to drop off their letter to Santa between noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, December 2 - 20 and receive a special holiday treat for the kids directly from the North Pole.

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Holiday Hospitality Days

Join the recreation staff for seasonal holiday treats, coffee or cocoa and conversation in the Centennial Park lobby on five special days this season from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Tuesday, December 3, Wednesday, December 11, Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20.


Library Events & News

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Local Author Showcase! 

Saturday, November 16, 1:00-5:00 PM
Attend a special literary event featuring over a dozen local authors who live and write in San Luis Obispo County! A wide range of reading interests will be represented and attendees will be able to purchase signed copies.

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National High Five a Librarian Day! 

Monday, November 18, All Day
It’s National High Five a Librarian Day! High Five Miss Melissa and get a prize. Help her reach her goal of 200 High Fives that day!

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Family Craft Day—Spork Pals

Monday, November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM
Miss Darlene will be teaching families how to make a character from one of the summer’s most talked about children’s movies. Come turn a spork into a friend with your family and take home a little piece of the movie. For ages 5-12 with their families.

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Maker Monday: Artificial Lungs

Monday, November 25, 4:00-5:00 PM
Learn a little bit about the amazing human respiratory system, then learn how to build an artificial lung! For ages 7-12. 


Community Events

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Elegant Evening Downtown

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Downtown Paso Robles

Enjoy elegance Paso Robles style! Sip world-class wines, relish good food and take a stroll along one of the most beautiful and romantic places in all of California - downtown Paso Robles. This event features live mannequins by Class Act Dance Studio, carriage rides, dancers, singers, and musicians. The open house is free and refreshments and entertainment are provided! Details

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16th Annual Cowgirl Christmas - A Country Christmas Boutique

Friday, November 29, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday November 30, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave
Over 150 artisans, western and cowgirl vendors gather under one roof for a full 2 days of shopping. These vendors offer one of a kind, hand made items for your Holiday shopping needs. Details 

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Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Paso Robles Downtown City Park
Christmas and holiday lights will illuminate the way to this year’s holiday festivities in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. At 6pm, Mrs. Claus will arrive and light the downtown, inviting all to share in the holiday joy. Enjoy live music, speeches, candlelight caroling, free cookies, and hot chocolate with the family. Admission is free! Details


Regular City Reports

Other News

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36 Residents Graduate CERT Training

36 Paso Robles residents recently completed a 20-hour course over 4 weeks that developed skills to extinguish small fires, render basic first aid, search lightly damaged buildings, rescue trapped victims, organize emergency response resources, recognize signs of terrorism, and identify symptoms of traumatic stress brought on by disaster. Details

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PRPD Wins Traffic Enforcement Grant

The Paso Robles Police Department will be using a one-year, $30,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to conduct traffic enforcement, officer training, and public awareness. This grant is aimed at reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related collisions, as well as lower DUI recidivism rates. Grant funding will be used to conduct DUI checkpoints, vehicle code enforcement operations, and the purchasing of traffic equipment. 

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