Articles Tagged With ‘Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’




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Sanitation district votes to stop litigation

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District voted unanimously Wednesday to stop fighting the state in court over a $1.1 million fine levied because of a 384,000 to 3 million gallon raw sewage spill that flowed... (Continue reading)

Rob Rossi files suit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66

Santa Margarita Ranch 2

By KAREN VELIE Rob Rossi, an owner of the more than 14,000 acre Santa Margarita Ranch, filed a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 on Friday for allegedly operating a pipeline that has contaminated a portion of the ranch. Phillips... (Continue reading)

Homeowners sue county over well pollution

SLO Airport

A group of about 50 San Luis Obispo residents plan to sue SLO County, alleging toxic chemicals dumped at the airport polluted their wells. Forty-eight residents, or 20 households, have already filed claims against the county, and more property owners... (Continue reading)

SLO airport suspected of polluting wells

SLO Airport

Twelve wells near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport contain levels of a chemical that exceed state limits. The chemical was previously used by the aircraft industry, and regulators suspect the airport property is the source of the pollution.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor speaks out

OPINION By ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After a dramatic five-week write-in campaign last fall, it’s continued to be an interesting and exciting first six months as Mayor of Arroyo Grande. I believe we have contributed to many positive changes... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district meeting canceled after four no-shows

By KAREN VELIE A special meeting of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District scheduled for Monday evening was canceled after two representatives and their two alternates said they would not be able to attend. A quorum of at... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lawsuit venue in dispute

By KAREN VELIE Amid a request by the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to negotiate a settlement which would end an ongoing lawsuit, the state has filed for a change of venue for the legal battle. The... (Continue reading)

Attorney Michael Seitz performance again under review

Following the release of documents that shows South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel recommended legal actions that benefited his firm while costing ratepayers, the board will again review Michael Seitz’ performance and contract. In 2010, failures at... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers

By KAREN VELIE Confidential documents obtained by CalCoastNews reveal a long-term plan by South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District officials to delay fines and findings of mismanagement by mounting a legal battle against the state — a fight they... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district attorney under fire

By KAREN VELIE After San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District staff failed to follow board direction and agendize the settlement of a $1.1 million fine with the state, the board voted Wednesday to seek a review of district legal counsel... (Continue reading)



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