Highlights from the May 17 City Council
– Highlights of the Paso Robles City Council meeting held on May 17, as sent by the city, 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.
Recording is available at www.prcity.com/youtube.
The board did the following:
- Read proclamations in honor of American Senior Citizens Month, Hunger Awareness Day and National Foster Care Month. Watch a short video about SLO County Foster Care.
- Received an update on Capital Projects – review of recently completed and ongoing municipal projects including municipal swimming pool curbstone, fire station 3, roundabout at Union and Golden Hill Road, sidewalk ramp improvements in Sierra Bonita, Girl Streets (Veronica, etc.) and Horse Streets (Appaloosa, etc.), road repairs, pedestrian improvements funded by the Black Oak Drive grant, annual sidewalk repairs in various areas of the city, Airport Taxi Light Upgrade, Uptown Family Park Water Feature, Centennial Park Shade Sail, Barney Schwartz Pump Track Bicycle, Pickleball Court Complex, Law Enforcement Facilities on Second Wind Way and the 4th of July celebration. See the presentation here.
- Received a presentation on the Future of Homelessness Study from the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce – The consultant reviewed the methodology used by the committee to identify impacts on homelessness in Paso Robles and identify the 11 major issues and events that may impact homelessness in the future. This was a presentation item, no action was taken. See the presentation here.
- Received a report from ECHO’s ad hoc committee outlining findings and recommendations regarding El Camino Homeless Organization – Paso Robles’ $444,000 funding request for services provided at 1134 Black Oak Drive, voted to fund the total amount over the two-year budget cycle (fiscal years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024) and directed staff to develop a new MoU with ECHO that includes more detailed performance, data and reporting requirements. reports.
- Abolished the Paso Robles Downtown Parking Advisory Commission and thanked the commissioners for their time and input over the past two years.
- Received public feedback regarding the renewal of the Paso Robles Tourism Improvement District (PRTID) – The PRTID is a business improvement district that provides a dedicated revenue stream for Travel Paso to conduct destination marketing efforts and sales promotion on behalf of lodging-related businesses within the Paso Robles region. Most companies subject to PRTID assessment want to renew the district for a period of 10 years. On April 19, 2022, the council approved a resolution of intent to renew the PRTID, which set the dates for public consultation on May 17, 2022 and public hearing on June 7, 2022. See the presentation.
- Asked staff to develop a non-binding resolution that outlines priority investment areas if voters approve an increase in the Transitional Occupancy Tax (hotel bed tax) from 10% to 11% in November 2022 A 1% increase would generate $700,000-$800,000 per year and priority investment areas for additional revenue include supporting economic development activities, meeting infrastructure and facility needs, investing in quality of life amenities, supporting a thriving downtown, and addressing homelessness and housing activities.
This is only a subset of the items discussed at the meeting. The full agenda and staff reports are available here.
The next regular meeting of the municipal council will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., in person and via Livestream 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.