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Nomination papers available starting July 16 for November election 

Deadline for filing nomination papers is Aug. 10

–On Nov. 6, 2018, Paso Robles residents will have the opportunity to vote for two open Councilmember seats and the Mayoral seat. Each position serves a four-year term. The initial period for filing Nomination Papers is July 16 – August 10, 2018. However, if a seated incumbent does not file nomination papers for their respective Councilmember or Mayoral seat, the filing period to submit nomination papers will be extended to August 15, 2018.

For all three races, Candidate Packets (Nomination Papers) will be available beginning July 16, 2018 at the Paso Robles City Clerk’s Office. An appointment is required with the Deputy City Clerk to pick up a Candidate Packet. Call (805) 237-3888 to schedule an appointment. Additional election information and the list of current candidates is available online at We encourage all candidates to initiate the process early to ensure completion of all required paperwork and secure a nominated spot on the ballot.

The Mayor and City Councilmembers receive a monthly stipend set by resolution. Mayor and City Councilmembers are required, pursuant to the Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000), to submit a statement of economic interests disclosure statement, as well as, complete AB 1234 Ethics Training, and submit other Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) campaign and annual statements.

The City Council receives advice and assistance from various Advisory Body Committees and Commissions. Each Councilmember may serve as a liaison to one or more Advisory Body Committees. Each Councilmember may also represent the City on various regional boards and commissions.

Regular meetings of the Paso Robles City Council are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor Conference Center/Council Chamber at City Hall. Copies of the staff reports and related materials are prepared in support of individual scheduled agenda items and available in the City Clerk’s Office or the City Library at 1000 Spring Street, or can be viewed/downloaded from the city’s website.
City Council meetings are open to the public with the exception of Closed Sessions. The Mayor chairs City Council meetings and is the presiding officer for the City Council, but does not have veto power.

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