– The highlights of the last Paso Robles City Council meeting, held on Tuesday, October 5, are as follows. The recording is available on www.prcity.com/youtube.
Due to the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has reverted to virtual town hall meetings, as permitted by Governor’s Order-in-Council N-29-20, which allows for an exemption from the teleconferencing rules required by the Ralph M. Brown. Council meetings will be held by teleconference only until further notice. Rather than attending in person, residents should call (805) 865-7276 to provide public comment over the phone. The phone line will open just before the start of the closed meeting and again before the start of the meeting.
The Council did the following:
Received COVID-19 update from Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta – who reported the number of active COVID-19 cases in SLO County is on the decline, but Paso Robles (in zip code 93446), is nearly double the number of new cases compared to the rest of the county. Unvaccinated residents account for the majority of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in SLO County. Projection models for winter show a significant increase in cases, starting in November, similar to last year.
Received a presentation on strategic planning for the future of recreation services, based on community feedback – The results show that the current recreation services department programs meet the goals adopted by city council regarding quality of life, community health and economic recovery, community partnerships and housing / homelessness. Key areas of focus for the future of recreation services include improving access, promoting diversity, building community partnerships, and supporting the use of city recreation facilities.
New Misty Water Feature Design Approval at Uptown Family Park – with funding from a grant from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. The tender documents will be prepared in the coming weeks.
Hold a public hearing to collect community feedback on the redistribution of electoral district boundaries – which is required by law every ten years to coincide with updated US Census data.
Approved a resolution to continue participation in the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) – with certain conditions. Remaining a member of IWMA will provide members with pricing benefits through IWMA’s economy of scale and assistance in the implementation of SB 1383 mandates.
The next regular city council meeting is Tuesday October 19, 2021 at 6.30 p.m., via livestream at www.prcity.com/youtube. Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling 805-865-PASO (7276) or provided prior to the meeting by emailing [email protected]
Written public comments can be submitted by email to [email protected] by noon on the day of the council meeting to be posted as an addendum to the agenda. If you are submitting written comments prior to the meeting, please note the agenda item by number or name. If you are attending the meeting in person, please submit all speaker cards and correspondence for City Council to the City Clerk.