After 25 years of sharing a building, Paso Robles City Hall and the Paso Robles City Library are looking to expand.
The master plan for the expansion of the library was developed over the last few years and is estimated to cost over three million dollars.
According to city officials, the need for the expansion is a result of the city wanting to accommodate its growing population.
"It's unlikely City Hall will be relocated, but what we'd like to do is expand that building to accommodate more city facilities and also a larger library presence" said Mayor Steve Martin.
The city says they currently have some funds through development impact fees, but it is still not enough to develop an entire master plan for City Hall's expansion.
“Eventually we will catch up and have the funds necessary to do the expansion – Council is now trying to decide what level of expansion to do now, how to do it, how to pay for it, and how to get paid back for it” said Tom Frutchey, the city's manager.
City staff will work on developing a plan for City Hall and will then present that report during the budget discussions early next year.