Paso Robles City Council Meeting Highlights from March 1 Meeting
– Highlights from the regular meeting of the Paso Robles City Council on March 1, as sent by the City of Paso Robles, are as follows:
The city has returned to hybrid public meetings in accordance with AB 361, which allows waivers of teleconferencing rules required by Ralph M. Brown law. Residents now have the option of attending the meeting in person or participating remotely. The recording is available at www.prcity.com/youtube. The board did the following:
- Read a proclamation for National Reading Day across America, celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and literacy, fostering a love of reading, and encouraging the imagination by returning books and opportunities to early literacy learning accessible to children and their caregivers throughout the year.
- Received a presentation on Site Condition Assessment at Barney Schwartz Park by SSA Architects. The assessment concluded that after recent maintenance, conditions meet all objective standards for indoor softball fields, however, due to dry conditions, the city should consider an indoor mix with more clay, a pitch conditioner or an alternative product for the interior mix for pitches. to maintain their current condition throughout the softball season with regular maintenance.
- Held a public hearing to receive community input regarding proposed district map projects, district boundary composition, and communities of interest. Three cards have been considered and the council prefers to adopt the “green card”. The next and last of the four public hearings will take place on April 5.
- Held a public hearing and approved the 2022 Community Development Block Grant program and its annual action plan. The allocation of grants is as follows:
a) Non-Utility Projects – Infilling Sidewalks and Ramps (17th Street) $152,856
Popular Support Housing – Supportive Housing $8,518
Community Health Centers – Homeless Services $3,500
El Camino Homeless Organization – Homeless Services $10,929
SLO Community Action Partnership – Adult Day Care $12,328
c) Administration $16,462
Total = $204,593
- Received an update from the City Manager on current City operations, including information on the impacts of COVID-19 resulting in late meter readings for the third month in a row. Seasonal sewer rate calculations may be affected due to regulations we must follow, more information to come; the pickleball complex project as approved will undergo changes due to flood zones; city staff and youth baseball worked together to restore all ball diamonds in the city to major league maintenance levels. The spaceport feasibility study is underway; a common broadband plan for North County is in the works; The budget workshop on 02/26 went well; development projects continue to move forward.
The next regular council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., in person and via live stream at www.prcity.com/youtube. Public comments can be made during the meeting in person or by calling (805) 865-PASO (7276) or provided prior to the meeting by emailing [email protected] by noon on the day of the meeting.