El Paso de Robles, or "Pass of the Oaks", is a community of 30,000 nestled in the coastal mountain range of central California, where the values and riches of the past are interwoven with the future. Located close to mountains, beaches, and deserts, it is home to one of the United States’ greatest wine growing areas
and a growing number of hot springs resorts.
Paso Robles is a general law city incorporated in 1889 operating with a Council/Manager form of government.
Residents directly elect the Mayor to a four-year term and four Councilmembers at-large to alternating four-year
terms. The City Treasurer and City Clerk are also directly elected to four-year terms. The City Manager,
appointed by the City Council, is the Chief Executive/Administrative Head of government and is empowered
to appoint all non-elected city department
heads (with the exception of the City
Paso Robles is a full service city with a municipal
airport, library and water/wastewater
utilities. The library is recognized as having
one of the finest volunteer programs in the
State, a testimony to the sense of pride
and community its residents have. City
departments include: the City Managers
Office, Administrative Services, Community
Development, Emergency Services, Police,
Public Works, and Library & Recreation
Services. The City has a total of 168 full-time
employees and a General Fund budget of approximately $28M with an all funds
budget of approximately $50M.