As mayor, he followed a belief of "Unity in Our Community" eager to help recognize the accomplishments, celebrations, and pride of Bakersfield's diverse population. Among his highest priorities were litter clean-up and beautification, tackling chronic homelessness, fostering sister city relationships, and mentoring Bakersfield's youth.
Current Mayor Karen Goh shared her condolences on social media.
Considered a pioneer of California's modern EMS system, Hall started his ambulance company in 1971, from his residence, and has since grown it to be one of the largest privately-owned ambulance companies in California. With 471 employees, Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. Serves as the 9-1-1 paramedic provider for 88% of Kern County's population.