Paso Robles City Manager Tom Frutchey announced his retirement Wednesday morning.
Frutchey has served as city manager since January 2016. His final day at the job will be Feb. 3, 2021.
"The individuals and generations who will be most impacted by the budget decision process should be in charge of making those decisions," Frutchey said in a statement Wednesday.
He mentioned with the multi-year impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the passage of Measure J-20 and the start of next year's budget development process quickly approaching, this felt like the most appropriate time for him to retire.
Before serving as city manager in Paso Robles, Frutchey was the city manager in Pacific Grove, Los Altos Hills, Campbell and Oxnard.