PASO ROBLES, CA – As the community is likely aware, Mayor Martin was unable to attend two recent City Council meetings, on 12/20/22 and on 01/31/23. Although a very private matter, Mayor Martin would like to address rumors surrounding his two recent absences to ensure the community remains well informed.
Mayor Martin is currently receiving treatment for a serious health concern. Therefore, Mayor Martin has been forced to temporarily divert his time and attention away from community matters while he focuses his attention on his health, treatment, recovery and family.
Mayor Martin’s medical prognosis is favorable, and he remains hopeful that he will only be away from the dais through early spring. The Council and City staff are solidly in Mayor Martin’s corner as he addresses these private medical concerns. The Council asks the community for compassion, dignity and respect for Mayor Martin’s privacy while he is away.
During any absences, Mayor Pro-tempore John Hamon will act in Mayor Martin’s stead to ensure continuity of governance.