Harvey Hall has stepped down as president of Hall Ambulance due to illness, according to a press release from the company.
His wife, Lavonne Hall, has been named president and will continue to operate the company.
Hall, who served four terms as Bakersfield's 25th Mayor, became ill in April. His physicians have reportedly recommended that Hall step away from his responsibilities. The release says further medical treatment is currently being sought outside of Bakersfield at the recommendation of his local physicians.
Hall founded the company in 1971.