Spanish-speaking residents now have the chance to tell Paso Robles city officials what qualities they want in a new police chief.
The city’s second public forum to solicit for desired leadership characteristics is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Georgia Brown Elementary School, 525 36th St.
English-Spanish translators will be present.
The event follows a public forum held earlier this month where about 60 residents met with a city-hired search firm responsible for finding and screening candidates.
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Some attendees at that event encouraged the search firm to specifically reach out to the city’s Hispanic community, because they were largely unrepresented at the June 2 event.
Latinos make up about 30 percent of Paso Robles’ population, according to the city.
City officials hope to find a new police chief by the end of the year.
Former Chief Lisa Solomon resigned from her position April 2 after a former officer accused her of sexual harassment and another claimed officers were required to meet illegal ticket quotas.
To participate in the meeting Wednesday, people can attend or email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handwritten comments can also be mailed to Bill Avery at Avery & Associates Inc., 312 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A, Los Gatos, CA 95030.
For inquiries about the police chief position, contact Avery at 408-399-4424 or at the above email address.