Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor
August 19, 2014
A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The measure, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), allows the formation of a water district for the Paso Robles water basin. The district’s eventual formation will likely be decided by the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) following filing of petitions by supporters.
Already approved by the Senate, the bill’s last stop is the governor who has until Sept. 30 to sign the bill into law or veto it.
If the governor signs the bill into law, 10 percent of property owners above the basin have five years to petition the county LAFCo to begin the process of forming the district.