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 firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in the drop box located outside of the Paso Robles City Hall Annex at 821 Pine St, Suite A, Paso Robles, CA.
Since 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.
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.