Paso Robles City Council agrees to hire interim leadership for the fire department. Phillip Garcia will be the interim fire chief. He’ll replace Ken Johnson, who is retiring. Chris Slate is interim battalion chief,he will fill the position vacated when Keith Aggson left for San Luis Obispo to become deputy fire chief there. Aggson had nothing to do with the video shown at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
That video has inspired the city to hire an outside law firm to investigate the affair. City Manager Katie Lichtig, banker Carl Dudley and other chamber people acted pit in a video featuring the fire chief. Two firefighters filed a lawsuit, calling the video degrading.