Paso Robles City Council votes to remain a member of the Integrated Waste Management Authority • Paso Robles Press


The city briefly said it was not considering vaccination mandates

PASO ROBLES – Paso Robles City Council virtually met for its regular meeting on October 5th.

Following Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta’s COVID update, public comments questioned the data provided in the presentation and asked Council not to consider vaccine mandates for the City.

City manager Ty Lewis confirmed that there was no consideration for issuing a vaccine warrant to Paso Robles.

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Another caller asked Stornetta to list his sources for the data provided, indicating that the majority of people hospitalized in SLO County are vaccinated. The caller asked the source of this data and whether it could be proven.

Mayor Steve Martin said as a member of the board of directors of Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, “the majority of people hospitalized with COVID are not vaccinated.”

The caller noted that data he had been tracking for months indicates otherwise but did not indicate its source.

Stornetta has let the public know that her data source is from the San Luis Obispo County Health Department.

After the approval of 18 items on the consent agenda, two public hearings were held.

Item 23. Public hearing to receive comments from the community regarding the reorganization of the boundaries of the electoral districts

Staff received a staff report on the redistribution process and the criteria taken into account for redrawing the district boundaries. This is the second public redistribution hearing.

The City adopted the current district boundaries based on 2010 census data, as required by law. Every ten years, cities with district electoral systems should use the new census data to review and, if necessary, redraw district boundaries to reflect changes in the local population.

The Paso Robles city redistribution process is due to be completed by April 17, 2022.

The third and fourth public hearings are scheduled for March 1, 2022 and April 5, 2022, but are subject to change.

The total cost to complete the redistribution process is approximately $ 30,000 and is included in the baseline budget for fiscal year 2021-2022.

There have been no public comments for this article.

Article 24. Planned Development 20-17 and Conditional Use Permit 21-21 (P20-00085) ABI Construction Nutwood Circle / APN: 009-851-016 / Lot 2 of Tract 1699 Applicant / Owner – Andy Brown

Council approved a development and conditional use permit for ABI Construction, with a 5-0 vote.

The project site is located on a two acre parcel located on the north side of Nutwood Circle, west of Theater Drive, at 70 Nutwood Circle.

On behalf of ABI Construction, JB Drafting submitted a development application for PD 20-17 and Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 21-21, requesting to develop the site with a new 6,200 square foot industrial building. for ABI Construction which would include shop and office maintenance. The accessory of the ABI building would be an outdoor space for parking construction equipment and materials.

There have been no public comments for this article.

Item 25. Participation in the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority, resolution with conditions to remain a member

According to the articles report:

“The Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) made up of San Luis Obispo County (County), seven towns (Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo) and community service districts. IWMA helps member agencies manage hazardous waste, solid waste, universal waste (eg batteries), recycling, and food / green waste.

IWMA falls short of enabling JPA members to pool resources and cost effectively comply with various solid waste regulations, including recently enacted regulations on short-lived climate pollutants – commonly referred to as Senate Act (SB) 1383. IWMA staff administer over 40 different solid waste management programs, including state monitoring and notification, household hazardous waste collection, waste collection electronics, sharps disposal, and public education and awareness.

The City supports IWMA by paying a solid waste management fee imposed on all solid waste taxpayers and paying additional charges for landfills.

On August 10, the county supervisory board held a hearing to decide whether to withdraw from IWMA. Despite the predicted increase in costs to the county and declared opposition from the city of Paso Robles, the county supervisory board voted to withdraw from IWMA and implement an independent solid waste compliance program in the city of Paso Robles. county. On September 14, 2021, the county supervisory board passed a resolution to formally notify IWMA of its intention to step down on November 15, 2021.

This decision also followed allegations made against IWMA by a private investigator. In addition, the county district attorney filed a felony criminal complaint against the former IWMA secretary for embezzlement and destruction of public documents.

With a 4: 1 vote, Council approved the staff recommendation: “The City of Paso Robles remains an IWMA member agency of San Luis Obispo County provided the conditions are met. “

Councilor John Hamon voted no, saying, “I cannot vote for this until the JPA is completely rewritten in our favor.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.


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