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Paso Robles Newsletter for June 15-30, 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. 

Important Message from our Fire Department

Due to the critical fire weather throughout the state, PG&E has begun implementing the PSPS (Public Safety Power Shut Off). Areas currently affected include Butte, Yuba, Nevada, El Dorado and Placer Counties. Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services is communicating with PG&E to determine what impact this will have on our community, should a PSPS occur here. We will continue to update you with any information as soon as we receive it.

Please have a plan in place should you lose power: 
• Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need power.
• Update your contact information with PG&E.
• Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
• Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
• Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets
• Have a family/household communication plan.

Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at

Information for power outages can be found at

As a reminder, please do not mow or cut weeds after 10:00 am.

Thank you,
Jonathan Stornetta
Fire Chief

City News

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Public Hearing: Short-Term Rental Ordinance

The Paso Robles City Council approved the first reading of the Short-Term Rental ordinance on June 5. Following City Council approval of the second reading of the Short-Term Rental Ordinance on June 18, the Ordinance would become effective in the middle of July 2019. The first day to submit applications for a Short-Term Rental Permit would be July 19, 2019. Ordinance details
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Please Prevent and Prepare for Wildfire

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is encouraging all residents to help cut down the risk of wildfire in Paso Robles and to be prepared in the event there is a wildfire. Please use the following resources:

For questions call Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal
Randy Harris at 805.227.7560 

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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. Agendas  

City of Paso Robles Employment Opportunities

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Battalion Chief - Operations

The  Operations Battalion Chief oversees fire suppression, medical emergencies, rescue, hazardous materials spills and releases, fire code enforcement and related activities for a shift. Maintains optimal operational readiness of fire companies by overseeing processes, planning, organizing and directing personnel in training.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019
Apply here

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Police Sergeant

As a first line supervisor working closely with line officers and management, the Police Sergeant‘s input is extremely important to the successful operation of the department. The applicant should be a highly motivated officer that has the appropriate education, training, experience and maturity necessary to be an integral member of this team.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 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

Development Review Committee Meeting
June 17, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
June 18, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Development Review Committee Meeting
June 24, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
June 25, 2019, 6:30 PM @  City Council Chamber
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Babysitting Skills & CPR Camp

Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Centennial Park - Acorn Room

Join us for this fun and informative hands-on camp designed to teach babysitting and child care skills. Participants will receive lots of hands-on safety practice, a Family and Friends CPR book and information sheet, a Safesitter CPR certificate, first aid safety tips, and a goodie bag. Details

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CaliKids Fitness: Ninja Warrior Skills

Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, August 8, 2019
5:00-5:45 PM
Centennial Park - Banquet Room B

Join us for a fun-filled and challenging session of jumping, crawling, leaping, balancing, and rolling. This class will focus on constantly changing obstacles for all skill levels. Ages 4 - 7. Details

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Self-Hypnosis: Weight Management

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:00-7:30 PM
Centennial Park - White Oak Room

During this, you will learn and experience the power of your own mind and the differences between the conscious and unconscious mind. You will learn how to use your New Mind Experience Video to make quick and lasting changes to your mind, body and your life. Details

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Workshop Mamas: Dream Catcher

Friday, June 28, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM

Centennial Park - White Oak Room

Dream catchers are of Native American origin and legend says that the spider web design allows the good dreams to pass through and float down through the beads and feathers helping one to sleep peacefully. We'll supply yarn, leather, beads, strips of material, feathers and more. Bring some of your favorite things to use or pick from ours to create a 12" dream catcher. Details


Library Events & News

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Teen Snack & Craft Fridays

Monthly craft afternoons for teens this summer
Teens, ages 13-17, are invited to learn a new craft, try a new snack and hang out with friends on Friday, June 21, from 3:00-5:00 PM. In keeping with the Summer Reading Program theme, A Universe of Stories, paint unique, festival-worthy tees with a cool swirly galaxy print. It will be messy and fun, and participants will leave with an awesome shirt they made themselves. Click here for additional Summer Reading Program 2019 information.
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Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

Learn about extrasolar planet astronomy with Dr. David Mitchell, Cal Poly Astronomy Professor, on Wednesday, June 26, 6:00-7:00 PM. This relatively new branch of science came about when the first planet outside our solar system was discovered orbiting its own star. Since then, researchers have detected more than 3000 planets, allowing scientists to study a diverse array of planetary systems. Dr. Mitchell will discuss how today’s scientists find planets orbiting distant stars, what these findings mean, and what research looks like for the future. 

Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

Community Events

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Concerts in the Park: The Jammies 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 
6:00-8:00 PM
Downtown City Park

Music, wine, and good times — the Paso Robles Concerts in the Park series offers free concerts to the public in Downtown City Park Thursday evenings through the summer season. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for this staple summer occasion. Enjoy the sounds of country, blues, rock, and other genres from local bands. Details
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Sublime with Rome

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:00 PM
Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Sublime is responsible for anthemic songs such as “Santeria” and “What I Got” both released back in 1996, the same year the band lost their frontman, Bradley Nowell. Fast forward over 10 years later, and Sublime is still keeping Nowell’s spirit alive with singer Rome taking lead. Fellow artists Soja and Common Kings are on the bill as well. Details
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Paso Pops

Thursday, July 4, 2019
4:30-10:15 PM
Paso Robles Event Center

Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks, will be held on Thursday, July 4. Details

For a complete list of events, click here. 

Regular City Reports

Other News

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City Manager Swears In New Lifeguards

City Manager Tom Frutchey welcomed the summer aquatics staff and administered their oaths of office at Centennial Pool on Monday, June 10, 2019.  The City pools will offer a variety of summer programs for youth and adults including swimming lessons, a Junior Lifeguard program, diving camps, a REC Swim Team, Aqua Jam classes and much more.  A free family swim night will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 5-7 pm.  For a full schedule of aquatics classes and activities please click here

Planning commission and city staff at Tooth & Nail Winery

Planning Commission Installed

In late March the newest members of the Planning Commission were installed at a fun dinner held at Tooth & Nail Winery, who donated the space as a way to give back to the community. Current Planning Commission members are:  Doug Barth, Leo Castillo, Sheree Davis, John Donaldson, Roberta Jorgensen, Mark Koegler and Joel Neel. Planning Commission page

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