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City calling for community organization nominations for Supplemental Sales Tax Committee 

Volunteers wanted for Paso Robles Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee

–With the passage of Measure J-20 in Nov. 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 those affiliated with and nominated by a community organization to the Supplemental Sales Tax Oversight Committee (SSTOC). A member’s regular term of appointment is three years, starting on April 1, 2021. SSTOC members can expect to dedicate one-to-three hours every six months to ensure that the existing half-cent sales tax revenues, as well as Measure J-20 revenues, are spent on the high-priority areas identified by the Paso Robles City Council and to provide the needed feedback to the public.

Applicants and community organizations are encouraged to review the SSTOC Bylaws for a complete overview of the committee’s purpose, roles, and responsibilities (attached).

The SSTOC members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the council. The SSTOC consists of eleven members, seven of whom shall be at-large appointees and four of whom shall be appointees affiliated with community organizations. To qualify as an appointee of an affiliated community organization, the appointee must be nominated by a community organization and by a majority vote of the city council.

The committee meets on a semi-annual basis, during the months of April and October, at a location accessible to the public (either in person or virtually, depending on any in-person meeting restrictions resulting from a pandemic or other event) in Paso Robles, California. Special meetings may be held upon call of the chairperson, or an affirmative vote by a majority of the members of the Committee present at a regular or special meeting.

Applications may be downloaded from the city website at: https://www.prcity.com/DocumentCenter/View/15289/Advisory-Body-Application-PDF, or by searching on the city’s website with keyword: “Advisory Application”. Additionally, applications can be picked up, by appointment, at the Paso Robles City Hall Annex located at 821 Pine Street, Suite A. Call (805) 237-3999 to schedule pick up. Please also note: the application must be accompanied by a letter from the community organization’s letterhead nominating said individual.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. Applications can be emailed to adminservices@prcity.com or placed in the drop box located outside of the Paso Robles City Hall Annex at 821 Pine St, Suite A, Paso Robles.

To be considered for appointment, your application and community organization letter must be received by the due date. If you have already submitted an application to the city clerk’s cffice, those applications have already been forwarded to administrative services and no further action is needed. Council interviews of SSTOC candidates are currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021, but are subject to change. Each candidate will be notified well in advance. For further information, contact the administrative services department at (805) 237-3999 or email at adminservices@prcity.com.

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