On June 7, 2023, City staff received a report from a citizen indicating small plastic bags containing offensive literature were found at multiple locations within the River Oaks neighborhood area. The bags are believed to have been intentionally distributed during the overnight hours of June 6, 2023. Upon receipt of the report, the Paso Robles Police Department initiated an investigation, which remains ongoing. The City unequivocally condemns the distribution of this hateful material.
“The City firmly believes in fostering an inclusive and accepting community where every individual can live without fear or prejudice,” Said City Manager Ty Lewis. “The dissemination of this material undermines the fundamental principles of equality that are the bedrock of a just and harmonious society.”
Anyone with information related to this incident or any other instances of hate speech or discrimination is asked to report it to the Paso Robles Police Department by calling the department non-emergency line at (805) 237-6464 or by submitting a tip anonymously via SLO Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP (7867) or www.slotips.org.
The City of Paso Robles is dedicated to promoting inclusivity, celebrating diversity, and opposing discrimination in all its forms. All local community members, businesses and organizations are encouraged to condemn these hateful acts and work together to ensure our community remains safe, welcoming, and respectful to all.
Any updates regarding the investigation will be provided when they become available.