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‘Paso Talks’ addresses community service, library, parks and recreation 

–Paso Robles wrapped up its series of “Paso Talks” forums last night with a discussion of Community Service: Library, Parks and Recreation.

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Director of Community Services Julie Dahlen welcomed those in attendance and provided an overview. Maintenance Supervisor Freda Berman talked about city parks and plans to expand Larry Moore Park and improvements planned for Barney Schwartz Park. City Librarian Angelica Fortin told those in attendance about improvements to the library, the strong group of volunteers coordinated by Volunteer Coordinator Susan Robitaille, and plans to expand the library to provide more space for story time and for teen study and collaboration. Recreation Services Manager Lynda Plescia said that community events are flourishing. Tens of thousands taking part in the community concerts in the downtown city park, and the Christmas Parade.

The forum was held in the Public Safety Building with about 45 people in attendance. Many of those who attended volunteer at the library or for Friends of the Library.

It was the final episode of the Paso Talks series of forums.

Assistant City Manager Jim Cogan says because of their popularity, they may be repeated in the future.

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