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Paso Robles Newsletter for September 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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Don Phillips submitting application

Short-Term Rental Permits

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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Important Changes to Your Water/Sewer Payment Due Date

Your October 1st water and sewer bill will continue to follow the existing payment cycle and will be due on or before November 5th. However, all future water and sewer bills will be due on or before the 20th of each month beginning with your November 1st bill. Details

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Riverbed Cleanup Update

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is in the process of removing hazardous wildland fire fuel (weeds, limbs, debris, etc.) from the riverbed. The cleanup is about 55% complete.

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New: Economic Development Profile 

Produced and compiled by the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, the 2019 Economic Profile provides an overview of the economic landscape of Paso Robles.

This report provides valuable intelligence regarding income, housing, workforce, demographics, education, quality of life and other factors in the community. Details

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Public Hearing to Renew and Increase Tourism Assessment

The SLO County economy relies on tourism and travelers don’t tend to visit an area that does not market and advertise heavily. In 2015, a countywide Tourism Marketing District (TMD) was established which placed a 1% assessment on short-term lodging stays throughout SLO County, to fund marketing.  The cities in the county are being asked to approve an increased assessment rate of 1.5%, paid by each lodging guest. There will be a Public Hearing at the October 1 City Council meeting. 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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Water Maintenance Specialist I/II (Multiple open positions) 

Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the installation, modification, maintenance, repair and operation of City infrastructure. Incumbents assist/perform routine maintenance of water supply, collection and distribution systems equipment; performs other related work as required. Apply here.

Application deadline: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tentative Interview Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 

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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
September 16, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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City Council Meeting
September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Development Review Committee Meeting
September 23, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Planning Commission Meeting
September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Council Chamber
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Airport Commission Meeting
September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Airport Terminal Conference Room
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Development Review Committee Meeting
September 30, 2019, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Large Conference Room
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Recreation Events & Classes 

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Fall Family Fun Fest

Saturday, September 21, 10 AM - 1 PM
Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive
Celebrate the fall season with Paso Robles Recreation during the 3rd annual Fall Family Fun Fest!  This FREE community celebration will feature a variety of family friendly activities, games, crafts, a 32-foot inflatable obstacle course, glow in the dark photo area, seasonal treats, face painting, firefighters and police officers with their vehicles, dog training demonstrations, one day only recreation class registration discounts and more! Details

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Acrylic Dot Art Class 

Saturday, September 28, 9 AM – NOON

Join the Workshop Mamas and learn to create beautiful art using an acrylic dot technique. Using a 16" x 20" canvas for your creation, acrylic paint and dotting tools you'll choose your own color palette to create this vibrant piece. All materials will be provided. This class is easy enough for beginners.  $65 + $10 supply fee.  Ages 13+  Saturday,  in the Centennial Park White Oak Room.  Register HERE.

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DIY: Oil Change Class

Wednesday, September 25 & October 2, 6 - 8 PM (lecture) 
Saturday, October 19 and November 2, 9 AM - 5 PM
 (hands-on work day)
Be in control of your car care. Save money, work safely, protect your warranty and become an educated consumer. During this class you'll learn the techniques, tools, oil filters and fluids specific to your own car.  $10.  Ages 18+  Centennial Park White Oak Room (Wed) and Centennial Park Parking (Sat).  Register HERE.


Library Events & News

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Calling All Authors! 

Saturday, November 16, 1 - 5 PM
Authors will have an opportunity to sell and sign copies of their works, and selected authors will have an opportunity to either read from or speak about their books. If you are an author living in San Luis Obispo County, get your name on the list for this event by applying hereSpace is limited. Apply early. Application deadline is October 11.

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Understanding and Using Your iOS Device: Using Your Camera

Saturday, Sept 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    
Assana Fard, a Cal Poly Computer Engineering graduate with over 25 years of industry experience (12 for Apple) will teach you how to use your device’s camera to full effect, giving you the confidence to take quality photos like a pro. Following the one-hour presentation, you will have a chance to practice taking photos in the City Park; wear comfortable shoes and bring your device! Space is limited. Registration is required.  

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September’s Maker Monday: Dinosaur Tracks!

Monday, Sept 23, 4 - 5 PM
This month, we will be making Dinosaur Tracks! How did dinosaurs leave their footprints behind so many years ago? Smoosh and squish your way to learn how fossils are made and take home your own fossil imprints! For ages 7-12. 

Did you know that Library programs are always FREE?

Community Events

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Taste of Downtown & Arte de Tiza

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 AM – 4 PM
Downtown Paso Robles

Sample food from Paso Robles restaurants and wineries and “take a taste of downtown” that you won’t forget. Simultaneously, the Downtown Park transforms into an artistic palette of colorful beauty as chalk artists of all ages converge on the city park to showcase their talents. Details

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Earth, Wind & Fire Live

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8 - 11 PM
Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd.

Enjoy estate wines under the stars during an intimate live music experience at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre for an evening with legendary music group, Earth, Wind & Fire. 

For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit

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Tomato Festival Dinner

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
WIndrose Farm, 5750 El Pharo Dr.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience celebrated chefs collaborating and presenting our "locally grown" at Windrose Farm.

This event sold out last year, so get your tickets early!
Want to make a weekend of it? Come camp at the Farm under the stars. Tickets can be purchased here, reservations for camping can be made here.

For a complete list of community events,  click here. 

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Other News

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Two PD Recruits Graduate

The Paso Robles Police Department is pleased to welcome its two newest members, Officers Lugo and Cabigas. Both spent the last six months in an intensive police academy which challenged them mentally and physically.

Both officers received high praise from the academy staff and Officer Lugo graduated at the top of his class! 

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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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