The public has a chance to tell the city of Paso Robles what qualities they want in a new police chief on Saturday during a special town hall-style meeting.
The session, planned for 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall, will seek community input on desirable traits and background for the next police chief, according to a city news release. City leaders and the search firm hired to find the next chief will lead the talk.
The Los Gatos-based search firm, William Avery & Associates Inc., was hired earlier this month for $13,900 plus $5,500 in expenses by the Paso Robles City Council to begin the statewide search.
Former Chief Lisa Solomon, 43, resigned from her position April 2 after public attention swelled around her when a former officer accused her of sexual harassment and another filed a lawsuit claiming officers were required to meet illegal ticket quotas.
The findings of a city investigation into the allegations have not been made public.
Paso Robles Police Capt. Robert Burton is serving as interim chief until a permanent successor is found.
To participate, the public can attend the meeting or email their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Handwritten comments can also be mailed to Bill Avery at Avery & Associates Inc., 3‐1/2 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Suite A, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
For inquiries regarding the police chief position, contact Avery at (408) 399‐4424 or the above email address.
City Hall is at 1000 Spring St. in Paso Robles.