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Paso Robles Newsletter for February 15-28, 2019

You can see at a glance what is going on in our community; opportunities for public input; and upcoming meetings, public forums, and events. 

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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, or you can subscribe to email updates here.   

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Special Meeting: Homelessness

Paso Robles City Council is convening a special meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM to discuss homeless services prior to a grant deadline. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss community options, grants and multi-organization cooperation in order to increase services for the homeless in Paso Robles. Details

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Public Workshop: District Map Building Workshop

The City of Paso Robles is transitioning from the current at-large system of electing the City Council to a by-district election model. Residents are being asked to submit suggested boundary maps splitting the City into 4 districts. This workshop will help teach attendees how to use the map-building tools. Details 

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Short Term Rental Task Force Meeting

On February 19, 2019 the City Council requested that the Short-Term Rental Task Force review and update the draft ordinance created by the original task force and present their recommendation to the Planning Commission within 60 days. The first meeting of the reconvened task force is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the City Council Chamber at 1000 Spring Street.
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Downtown Parking Program Update

Many thanks to the downtown businesses that are participating in the Downtown Employee Parking Permit Pilot Program. Their commitment to walking a couple of extra blocks is freeing up customer parking for locals Mon-Fri from 8-5.  Here's how it's going so far.

Look for the "Proud Participant" flyer in windows downtown starting in February. This pilot program runs through the end of April. Details

Important Business News

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New Online Resource for Development Opportunities 


Investors and developers have a new tool for finding developable properties within Paso Robles city limits, thanks to the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.  Search by land use to be paired with available properties that match your project needs. www.oppsites.com 


Upcoming City Meetings, Forums, & Workshops


Holiday - City Hall, Library and City Offices Closed
February 18, 2019, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
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Development Review Committee Meeting
February 18, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Upstairs Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street
The DRC has the authority to make decisions on all applications for development review, reviews and comments on all major development projects before such projects are scheduled for review and consideration by the Planning Commission or City Council for final action.
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City Council Meeting
February 19, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber, 1000 Spring Street
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Paso Robles City Council Special Meeting - Homelessness Workshop
February 21, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber, 1000 Spring Street
Special Meeting of the Paso Robles City Council: Homelessness Workshop
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Development Review Committee Meeting
February 25, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room, 1000 Spring Street
The DRC has the authority to make decisions on all applications for development review and also reviews and comments on all major development projects before such projects are scheduled for review and consideration by the Planning Commission or City Council for final action.
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Planning Commission Meeting
February 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber, 1000 Spring Street
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Short Term Rental Task Force Meeting
February 27, 2019, 10:00 AM?-?11:30 AM @ City Council Chamber, 1000 Spring Street
On 2/19/19 City Council requested that the Short-Term Rental Task Force review and update a draft ordinance and present their recommendation to the Planning Commission within 60 days.
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Recreation Classes & Events


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Dog Training - Beginning

Kathy Kropp, a dog trainer and behaviorist for over 15 years, will teach you and the whole family how to become the pack leader, gently and without force. Class covers the basic exercises necessary to have a well-mannered family companion for life. Kathy will cover how to correct common problem behaviors from the dog's viewpoint. Details

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Tai Chi Gong

Qigong (chi gung) is an ancient healing art that forms the basis of Tai Chi and is easy to learn. Learn the basics of Tai Chi Gong to improve balance, breathing capacity, flexibility and calm the central nervous system. This workshop combines breathing methods with relaxed yet focused attention to body movement along with self acupressure techniques. Details

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YaYa Yoga

In Baby, Toddler, & Kids Yoga we'll explore practices together that will help develop and deepen the bond with our little ones. Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child's and baby's growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques, teach babies, toddlers, and young children about their growing bodies. Details

Library Events


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This Month's Maker Monday Activity for Kids 

On Monday, February 25, from 4:00-5:00 PM, children ages 7-12 are invited to learn how to construct a grabbing arm!  The program is limited to the first 30 participants. Free admission but tickets are needed and available at the Children’s Desk beginning at 3:30 pm the day of the program.

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Book Publishing 1-2-3

Join full-time editor Laurie Gibson on Wednesday, February 27, 6:00-8:00 PM for a look at the world of writing and books. Learn how to find a starting point for your writing; grow as a writer; and connect with industry professionals. Also covered will be Indie publishing and book promotion. Sprinkled throughout the session are exercises and prompts created to elicit “aha” moments that can help expand your horizons and reveal more compelling writing in your future. Registration required.  

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Community Events


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Taste of the Backroads

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Various times & venues

Designate a driver and set off an a country-road tasting adventure. The Backroads Wineries of Paso Robles are proud of their off-the-beaten-track status and want to share it with interested locals.The main event will feature a Home Winemaking Booth, live music by Bear Market Riot, and no-host food trucks.  Details

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Taking the Weird and Making It Great

 A Creative Chat with famed film and television producer David Alpert, known for his many hits including AMC’s The Walking Dead. At this all-access, tell-all, totally Paso event, David will reveal the stories of and secrets to his business success and how he achieved them in the hyper-competitive world of Hollywood. $20 ticket price includes a post-chat wine reception with a cheese and charcuterie at JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room.  Details

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Tuesday Farmer's Market

Every Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Near Downtown City Park, 11th and Park Streets

Get fresh local produce and artisan foods in Downtown Paso Robles every Tuesday from 3-6. Get a wider variety of foods not found in the supermarket. Know where it comes from. Talk to the farmer who actually grew it, picked it, and brought it to you!  

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Country Farm and Craft Market

Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Near Downtown City Park, 11th and Park Streets

Join your friends, neighbors and visitors at the Downtown City Park in Paso Robles for this weekly event filled with small town charm. Arts, crafts, produce and more sold by SLO County farmers and craftspeople. 

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Art After Dark

Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine Street
Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month! Celebrate with Derby Wine Estates and live music. Free. Wine for $8/glass. Details
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Save the Date: SLO International Film Festival

March 12 - 17, 2019
Various times & venues

A premiere 6-day annual event, the SLOIFF showcases contemporary and classic film screenings in a wide variety of venues, including Park Cinemas in Paso Robles, the Fremont Theatre and Palm Theatre in SLO, plus unexpected venues in Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. Details  

Other Good News

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Chief Lewis Receives Black Belt

On Saturday February 2nd, Paso Robles Police Department Chief Ty Lewis received the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, which is considered the most prestigious and challenging belt awarded in martial arts. Very few who begin training in martial arts have the tenacity and determination to continue the path to achieve this goal. Congratulations Chief Lewis on a well-deserved accomplishment!

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