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Highlights from the City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, are as follows:

Airport Water Pipeline – approved authorization for the City Manager to execute construction contracts with Raminha Construction for $2,877,520, including a 10-percent contingency for a total of $3,165,272; a construction engineering contract with Cannon for $635,986, including a 10-percent contingency for a total of $699,585; and a consulting contract with Water Systems Consulting, Inc. for $107,552, including a 10-percent contingency for a total of $118,307. These contracts will construct water and sewer pipelines on Airport, Drycreek and Beacon Roads as well as Cloud Way.

115 Trust Annual Performance Report – received and filed a report on the Section 115 Trust’s annual performance. As part of the city’s strategy for addressing the unfunded CalPERS pension liability, the 115 Trust out-performed CalPERS earning 9.32-percent compared to CalPERS 8.60-percent. The trust can be used to pay down the unfunded liability or as a reserve fund to cover PERS payments during a downturn. Along with the 115 Trust, the city has negotiated additional cost-sharing with employee groups.

Fire Department Squad Vehicle and Equipment Purchase – approved the recommendation to purchase a paramedic squad vehicle and required equipment inventory. This action will increase the Fire Department’s capacity to respond to medical emergencies and takes advantage of a rare opportunity to save the city $85,000 by purchasing a demo vehicle with only 1,200 miles. This vehicle is available now, while a similar vehicle ordered at full cost would also take 6-12 months to be delivered to the city.

Final Map for Parcel PR16-0231 (Danley Ct. and Mullahey Family Trust) – approved a parcel map dividing a 1.8-acre lot into two parcels of 1.08 and 0.72 acres. The resulting parcels meet the minimum lot size requirement for the business park and planned industrial zoning districts, therefore the parcel map complies with the zoning code standards for the city.

Municipal Code Title 2 Amendments – approved a motion to: defer action, revise the recommended amendments to Title 2, and return to Council for a first reading of the revised ordinance.

Citywide Parking Ordinance Amendments – approved a motion to: defer Council action on the recommended amendments for 45 days, establish an ad hoc committee of the City Council to work with the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association, merchants, and other interested stakeholders to build consensus (if possible) on necessary amendments, and negotiate with parking consultant to delay contract services for 45 days.

Travel Paso First Annual Report – received and filed first annual report of the Paso Robles Tourism Improvement District.

This represents just a subset of the total actions by the Council. The full agenda (with all the backup materials) can be found at

The minutes will be available as part of the packet for the City Council’s next regular meeting, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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