A local realtor and a retired firefighter both have recently joined the Paso Robles Planning Commission.
The pair filled two seats left vacant on the city's seven-member land use advisory board by outgoing commissioners Rob Nash and Margaret Holstine.
The new additions, appointed by the City Council, are retired fire battalion chief Darrell Cooper and realtor John Donaldson. Donaldson's term will end in 2017 while Cooper's ends in 2016.
Nash, an architect, resigned with two years left on his term "because his new job prevented him from regularly attending Planning Commission meetings," said Ed Gallagher, the city’s community development director. Holstine left because she was termed-out after three consecutive runs.