From the City Manager's Desk
To Paso Robles Citizens -
The weekly summary is founded in the belief, first enunciated by Thomas Jefferson, that an informed citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of democratic government. The sole purpose of this newsletter is to share with you, the citizens of Paso Robles, the actions of your City government and other information of value to you. We welcome your ongoing suggestions on topics of interest and how we can make this newsletter of even greater value.
To be fully effective over the long run, communication between a City and its citizens needs to go both ways. One of the incredible advantages of local government, in comparison to state and federal government, is that we are all neighbors. We see each other at the grocery store, at school events, and while walking on the street. You can also call, write, or e-mail us at any time (the Council's e-mail addresses are located here, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org). You can stop by City Hall at any hour of the work day or address the Council at a Council meeting (6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month, at City Hall).
It is also helpful if we reach out to you, to learn your views on key topics of general interest. To that end, we have set up a free survey on Survey Monkey, with just 3 questions, so that it will take no more than a minute or two to answer. The focus of this brief survey is finding out your views on how the City is doing overall. To take the survey, please go to the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/8R8FC72. You can answer anonymously or provide your contact information, entirely your choice. Subsequent surveys, on selected topics, will also appear from time to time.
Thank you for your help.
City Manager Tom Frutchey
City Manager Overview
The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Corporation. The City Council serves as its Board of Directors.
The City Manager directs the activities of all City Departments. The function of the City Managers office includes providing central services and support to the operation of each Department.
The central service divisions of the City Managers office include:
City Council receives clerical and administrative support through the City Managers Department.
City Clerk oversees the retention and distribution of public materials and records. The office of "City Clerk" is an elected position. However, the City employs a full-time staff member to administer most aspects of the Clerks duties. In addition to Council meeting agenda coordination, the Clerk fulfills responsibilities with all regular and special elections.
Human Resources provides assistance with all aspects of employee hiring, benefits, and safety programs. The Citys full-time workforce is approximately 185 employees, plus a part-time/seasonal work force of approximately 98 employees.
Information Technology provides computer and telecommunication system support to all City facilities including Police, Emergency Services, City Hall, Public Works, Recreation and the Library. If it is electronic and requires programming, the I.T. Division probably takes care of it. A staff of five design and maintain the systems including the data and voice communication networks. This division includes a G.I.S. (Geographical Information Systems) Analyst, as well as a Web Specialist to aid in the technological advancement of the City of Paso Robles.