Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee


With the passage of Measure J-20 in November 2020, the voters of Paso Robles approved an additional one-cent supplemental sales tax. A component of Measure J-20 calls for advice and oversight by an independent committee. As a result, the City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointment to the Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee. Read the recruitment notice (PDF).

Applications are due by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Applications can be emailed to or placed in the drop box located outside of the Paso Robles City Hall Annex at 821 Pine St, Suite A, Paso Robles, CA.

Download the Advisory Body Application (PDF) here.

Fixing the Roads

STOC revenue graph Opens in new windowSince 2012, the 1/2 cent sales tax measure has generated about $5 million dollars per year that the City expends towards road maintenance and repair. Detailed revenue and expenditure reports are issued quarterly. 

The October 2020 report is here: Supplemental Sales Tax Revenue Expenditure Report (PDF)

See more Road Repair Updates.

Regular Meetings

  • Council Chamber / Library Conference Room
    1000 Spring Street
    Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Time is posted on the agenda (regular meetings begin at 6:30PM)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

View Most Recent Agenda (PDF)

View previous meeting agendas.


Appointments listed below. If you have questions, please Email the Committee.

  • Open position
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Nick Gilman
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Thomas Hardwick
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Michael Leahy
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Stephen King, Chair, Main Street Association
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Michael Talen, Chamber of Commerce
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Bill Pluma, Senior Advisory Committee
    Term Expires: 2022


  • Ditas Esperanza, Capital Projects Engineer
  • Christopher Alakel, Interim Public Works Director
  • Ryan Cornell, Interim Administrative Services Director


In 2012, Citizens authorized a 1/2 cent sales tax increase and requested it be used for road maintenance. To ensure public trust, the City Council created an Oversight Committee to verify funds were used as requested. The "Oversight" Committee was formed to aid, and by, the City Council. As such, it is a public body subject to California’s public meeting laws. That means all meetings of the Committee are public, complete with published agendas, staff reports, public participation, etc. 

Ongoing Projects

See Public Works Capital Projects.

Street Repairs Union at Montebello Collage