Mayor outlines housing development as priority

Steve Martin

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin this week highlighted housing development as a top priority. As a local homeowner, Paso Robles Planning Commissioner, and a member of the Paso Robles Housing Constraints and Opportunities Committee member, I applaud him and wholeheartedly agree. He joins our state governor, Jerry Brown, in trying to tackle the issue of …

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New uses coming for old Paris Precision building

paris precision building

I’m looking forward to the progress being made on one the city’s largest vacant buildings. Here is my report from Tuesday evening’s meeting: Eight businesses expected to fill massive building The Paso Robles Planning Commission approved modifications of signage and architecture at the old Paris Precision building on Ramada Drive at the south end of …

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New RV park approved at Links Golf Course

RV Park approved

This week the planning commission approved a new RV park at the Links Golf Course. I attended the meeting and listened to some very valid concerns from the neighbors in the Jardine Road area. I agreed with many of their concerns and think the city needs to do a better job addressing them. Specifically, the …

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Do we want neighbors to maintain their own streets?

The Paso Robles Planning Department is now requiring new residential developments to pay to maintain their roads. It has always been common practice for builders to bear the burden of building new roads and then giving the roads and the land under them to the city. But in the past, the city has been responsible for …

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I support Measure M school bond for Paso Robles

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  Vote yes on Measure M! When was the last time I voted for a bond? I thought about that for a while, and I honestly could not remember. I am skeptical of public financing through bond measures, because I see how poorly government finances are managed in general. When it comes to the school …

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Thoughts on more marijuana regulations in Paso Robles

Paso Robles Marijuana

For the second time in a year, the Paso Robles Planning Commission was asked, at its Aug. 30 meeting, to expedite marijuana regulations. The first was a ban of medical marijuana cultivation in Paso Robles. This time we were asked to act fast because city staff is concerned about Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana …

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Planning commission approves new commercial development

This item came before the planning commission in July. It stirred up a lot of public comment because one of the property owners is the parent company of Justin Vineyards. Justin is under heavy criticism for removing thousands of native oak trees on the westside of town. Residents packed the meeting to complain that Justin …

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River Oaks community plans 271 new homes

Several months back I had the opportunity to meet Dick Wilhoit, the developer of the River Oaks Community. He and his son Wes Wilhoit took a couple of hours to review their development and proposal for more homes on the north side of town. It was a well-thought-out plan that will make for a wonderful new …

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Planning commission approves new 119-room hotel

hotel on Union Road

Residence Inn by Marriott planned on Union Road The Paso Robles Planning Commission met Tuesday night and approved plans for a new 4-story, 119-room hotel near Union and Golden Hill roads. The Residence Inn by Marriott hotel is proposed for the property currently home to Paso Robles Pet Boarding at 2940 Union Road. The plans …

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It’s time to prepare for autonomous vehicles

My take-away from the California League of Cities Planning Commissioner’s Academy –By now, everyone has seen news reports of Google’s automated cars around California and Nevada. Driverless vehicles, also known as autonomous, automated or self-driving cars, are no longer science fiction. The technology is here now, and many companies are already testing them on the …

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