PASO ROBLES —The Paso Robles Fire Department during Tuesday's City Council meeting outlined its hazardous fuels reduction project in the Salinas Riverbed. At the end of this week or early next week, the department will be utilizing crews and masticator machinery. Masticator work will start at 13th and North River to Highway 46E and hand crews will start working from 13th Street to Larry Moore Park.
Pink flagging indicating the project areas will be visible throughout the riverbed corridor.
Additionally, some Riverwalk locations will be temporarily closed during the project. There will likely be detours over the next 45 days.
In other matters Council:
• Approved a lease for Balloons Over Paso to operate at the Airport. After reviewing four submittals to lease a City-owned hangar located at 5070 Hangar Way, Balloons Over Paso was selected as the business that will be of most benefit to the airport and the development of additional airport activity.
• Approved a one-year extension on a lease of the City maintenance yard. The City will continue to operate maintenance operations out of the current location at 625 Riverside for one more year.
• Approved the General Obligation Bond Tax Rate for FY 2019-20. The tax rate is being reduced from the prior year. It will be $42.50 per $100,000 of secured assessed valuation for the Fiscal Year 2019-20, down from $49.10 per $100,000 of secured assessed valuation in Fiscal Year FY 2018-19.
• Received and filed the City’s response to the 2019 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury report, “Affordable Housing,” An Urgent Problem for Our Community.
• Adopted an ordinance amending the City’s Zoning Code to regulate short-term rentals in all zoning districts throughout the City.
• Formed an Ad Hoc Committee of the City Council on Homelessness. Mayor Steve Martin and Councilmember John Hamon were appointed to serve as an Ad Hoc Committee of the City Council to research potential policy options and resources to address homelessness in Paso Robles.