PASO ROBLES, CA - [September 8, 2023] – The Paso Robles City Council appointed Mayor Pro Tempore John Hamon to the seat of Mayor during a special City Council meeting held on September 7. The appointment was made due to the seat becoming vacant after the passing of Steve Martin. Mayor Hamon will hold office for the remainder of the original term, until that seat is up again as part of the regular election cycle in November 2026.
As a result of the appointment of Mr. Hamon, the District 1 City Council seat became vacant. The City Council directed staff to begin accepting applications from interested individuals with the intention of filling the seat through an appointment process.
A Special City Council Meeting to interview applicants is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. If the City Council determines there is a qualified and preferred applicant, the intent is to have that individual be sworn in at the regular City Council meeting on October 3, 2023.
Those interested in representing District 1 can fill out an application beginning Monday, September 11, 2023. Applications will be made available on the City's web site (PRCity.com) and at the City Clerk’s Office; 1000 Spring St. Completed applications may be submitted in person (City Clerk’s Office, 1000 Spring St), by e-mail to CityClerk@PRCity.com or by mail (1000 Spring St, Attn City Clerk, Paso Robles, CA 93446) and received no later than 5 p.m. on September 21, 2023. Interested individuals can contact City Clerk Melissa Boyer for more information at CityClerk@PRCity.com or (805) 237-3960.
All prospective applicants must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote in the City of Paso Robles, and live within District 1. The District boundaries can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/4mhsh62a. Pursuant to state law, the appointee will serve through the November 2024 election cycle. Applicants who do not meet these criteria cannot be considered for appointment.