News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/13/2020 6:11:00 PM to 7/14/2021 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Paso Robles City Press Releases

Posted on: July 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Paso Robles Announces Filing Period for Candidates in November 2020 Election

Paso Robles seal.color_med

Candidate Packets Available Beginning July 13th

Deadline for Filing Nomination Papers is August 7th

The initial period for filing Nomination Papers is July 13 – August 7, 2020.  However, if a seated incumbent does not file nomination papers for their respective position, the filing period to submit nomination papers for that office will be extended to August 12, 2020.

On November 3, 2020, Paso Robles residents will have the opportunity to vote for two open Councilmember seats, one in District 3 and one in District 4, as well as for City Treasurer.  Each position serves a four-year term.  The initial period for filing Nomination Papers is July 13 – August 7, 2020. However, if a seated incumbent does not file nomination papers for their respective position, the filing period to submit nomination papers for that office will be extended to August 12, 2020.

For all three races, Candidate Packets (Nomination Papers) will be available beginning July 13, 2020 at the Paso Robles City Clerk’s Office. An appointment is required with the Deputy City Clerk to pick up a Candidate Packet. Please call (805)237-3888 to schedule an appointment. Additional election information and the list of current candidates is available online at  We encourage all candidates to initiate the process as soon as possible to ensure completion of all required paperwork and secure a nominated spot on the ballot.

About Our City Government: The City of El Paso de Robles was incorporated on March 11, 1889. Paso Robles is a general law city (meaning it does not have a separate charter) with  a Council-Manager  form of government. The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is the administrative head of government, including being empowered to appoint all City department heads and other staff, with the exception of the City Attorney.

Residents elect the Mayor and Treasurer at large and four Councilmembers by district. All terms are for four years.  The Treasurer and the Councilmembers representing District 3 and 4 are elected in Presidential  election years; the Mayor and the Councilmembers representing District 1 and 2 are elected in even-numbered years when the President is not on the ballot. A map of the four districts is available at:

The City Council acts as the board of directors of the municipal corporation and meets in a public forum where citizens may participate in the governmental process.  The Council establishes City policies, approves ordinances and resolutions, makes land use decisions, approves agreements and contracts, hears appeals on decisions made by City staff or advisory committees, and sets utility rates.

The City Treasurer invests the City’s idle funds to ensure safety, liquidity, and an appropriate return.  The Mayor, Treasurer, and Councilmembers receive a monthly stipend set by resolution. 

The Mayor, Treasurer, and Councilmembers are all required, pursuant to the Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000), to submit a statement of economic interests disclosure statement, as well as, complete AB 1234 Ethics Training, and submit other Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) campaign and annual statements. 

The City Council receives advice and assistance from various Advisory Body Committees and Commissions. Each Councilmember may serve as a liaison to one or more advisory bodies. Each Councilmember may also represent the City on various regional boards and commissions.

Regular meetings of the Paso Robles City Council are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings are held virtually.  When meetings again can be held in-person, they will be held in the first-floor Conference Center/Council Chamber at City Hall. Copies of the staff reports and related materials are prepared in support of individual scheduled agenda items and available in the City Clerk’s Office or the City Library at 1000 Spring Street, or can be viewed/downloaded from the City’s website.

Virtual and in-person City Council meetings are open to the public, with the exception of Closed Sessions; closed sessions may be held only for certain reasons, such as real estate transactions, labor negotiations, and pending or threatened litigation.   The Mayor chairs City Council meetings and is the presiding officer for the City Council, but does not have veto power.



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Paso Robles City Press Releases

Aerial_all of town (18)

Public Study Session - Zoning Code Update

Posted on: September 22, 2023
Paso Night Out Flyer_2023_Page_1

PRPD Presents Paso Robles Night Out

Posted on: September 19, 2023
Road Closed sign

North River Road Closures

Posted on: September 6, 2023
Creek Cleanup_EarthShine

Creeks to Coast Clean-Up Day 2023

Posted on: September 7, 2023

Downtown Parking App

Posted on: February 23, 2023
Woman watering drought resistant yard

Water Supply Video

Posted on: September 6, 2023
Steve Martin_web

Community Celebration of Life

Posted on: August 23, 2023
Teen Center - kid walking in the door past the Teen Center sign

New Teen Center

Posted on: August 15, 2023
2022 PRPD DEPT PHOTO - For Website

Back to School Safety Tips from PRPD

Posted on: August 14, 2023
kid playing with hose water sprinkler

Summer Water Use

Posted on: July 20, 2023
SLO County Animal Services campus square

SLO Co Animal Services Update

Posted on: April 5, 2023

Paso Robles Pothole Information

Posted on: March 27, 2023
CERT sandbagging

CERT Flood Response in Paso Robles

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Vista Cerro area - mountain lion sighting

Mountain Lion Sighting in Paso Robles

Posted on: December 16, 2022

Salinas River Flood Waters

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Lithium ion batteries

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Warning

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Salinas Corridor Cleanup 9-13-22

Community Risk Reduction

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Development Impact Fees 2021_Homepage Spotlight

Annual Development Impact Fee Report

Posted on: December 29, 2021