City Council

The application period for the District 1 City Council appointment expired on September 21, 2023. City Council will be holding a Special Meeting to interview candidates on September 26, 2023 at 6:30 in the Emergency Operations Center at 900 Park Street.  (Venue change is due to a previously scheduled public hearing taking place in Council chambers.)

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (livestream)
  • Council Chambers
    1000 Spring Street
    Paso Robles, CA 93446

Agendas & Minutes

Copies of the Council agendas, staff reports, and supporting material for agenda items are available on the Friday before each Tuesday council meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas, Approved Minutes, and Council Meeting Audio.

View Previous Minutes and Meeting Audio (MP3 files). Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for files prior to 2015.

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Mayor John Hamon Opens in new windowMayor
John Hamon
Term Expires 12/2026
Councilmember Sharon RodenDistrict 1
Sharon Roden
Term Expires 12/2024
Chris-Bausch-Web Opens in new windowDistrict 2
Chris Bausch
Term Expires 12/2026

Steve Gregory
Term Expires 12/2024

Councilmember Fred Strong Opens in new windowDistrict 4

Fred Strong
Term Expires 12/2024


The City of El Paso de Robles was incorporated on March 11, 1889. It is a general law (vs. charter) City with a "Council-Manager" form of government.

Residents elect the Mayor and four Councilmembers. The 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.

Prompted by a legal challenge that alleged our previous "at-large" City Councilmember election system violated the California Voting Rights Act of 2002, the City of Paso Robles has transitioned from an at-large system of electing the City Council to a by-district election model. The City is divided into 4 voting districts (PDF Map), with each district represented by one City Council member from that district. The Mayor's position will remain at-large. Ordinance 1071 N.S (PDF)

City Manager & City Policies

The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is the Chief Executive/Administrative Head of government, empowered to appoint all City department heads (with the exception of the City Attorney) and other employees.

The City Council establishes City policies, adopts ordinances, approves resolutions, makes land use decisions, approves agreements and contracts, hears appeals on decisions made by City staff or advisory committees, and sets the budget and utility rates. The Mayor and City Councilmembers receive a monthly stipend (PDF) set by resolution.

Ad Hoc Committees

Ad hoc committees consist of 1 or 2 members of the City Council who are appointed by the City Council to perform specific tasks, usually working with staff or representatives from local organizations. An ad hoc committee functions for a limited period of time, reporting back to the full Council periodically during the duration of the committee or at its termination. Meeting times are not fixed and are normally coordinated by staff. Download and view the current Ad Hoc Committees (PDF) list.

Advisory Body Committees

The City Council appoints and solicits advice from various Advisory Body Committees and Commissions. Each Councilmember may serve as a liaison to one or more advisory body committees. Each Councilmember may also represent the City on various regional boards and commissions (view Liaison Assignments and the associated Form 806 (PDF).