The Paso Robles city council received a report from fire chief about covid in the city.
County wide, Dr. Penny Borenstine reports 345 new cases in the county. No new deaths reported. Since the pandemic began over 18 months ago, 284 people in the county have died. The majority were over the age of 85.
84 people are being hospitalized at local hospitals. Dr. Brad Knox is an emergency room physician at Twin Cities hospital. He spoke to the council at last night’s meeting.
Another big issue at last night’s city council meeting, parklets and the pandemic. They are scheduled to be removed November first, although the council voted to give the city manager Ty Lewis the authority to extend the temporary parklet program, should conditions worsen related to the pandemic.
Mayor Steve Martin and councilman Steve Gregory recused themselves. After lengthy public testimony related to the parklets, acting mayor John Hamon outlined the issues related to a motion by councilman Fred Strong.
So, an ad hoc committee will study alternatives and make recommendations to the council on the use of parklets in downtown Paso Robles.
And again, city manager Ty Lewis can extend the temporary permit for parklets which is scheduled to expire November first.