Council approves repairs to Salinas River trails
The Paso Robles City Council last week approved repair work and maintenance for trails along the Salinas River.
The council heard feedback from residents who live near the trail. The council voted at its regular meeting to approve $19,000 for a series of one-time repairs. Council members decided not to approve $45,000 for annual re-occuring maintenance, due to budgetary concerns. The council was also hopeful that volunteer efforts may meet some maintenance needs.
The city of Paso Robles has used state and federal grants to create three connecting trails that run along the Salinas River. The trail improvements help increase pedestrian safety and erosion control. The council received a report from city staff that cite recurring problems like vandalism of lights and benches, graffiti, and crimes related to adjacent homeless camps along the riverbed.
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