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Supervisors waffle on support for Paso Robles water bill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A heavily-amended legislative proposal to create a “hybrid” water district for controlling the Paso Robles water basin no longer has support from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors following a circuitous, often testy discussion by... (Continue reading)

Supervisors vote against controversial water district formation

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors changed its position and voted to only support legislation to form a water district to manage the Paso Robles aquifer if it was based on the democratic principle of... (Continue reading)

A crafted perception of water district ‘cooperation’

Eyes On Your Water: Third in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A surprise voting maneuver — engineered by its leader — divided a local landowners’ group and greased the skids for... (Continue reading)

Mecham says Paso Robles water district dead

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial water district proposal sponsored by a group of vintners and ranchers and intended to manage the Paso Robles aquifer probably will not pass constitutional muster,  and its primary backer said he is “disheartened.” “It looks... (Continue reading)

Los Osos wastewater project overruns lead to disagreements

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors voted 3-2 on Dec. 17 to pull the vote for an additional $4.3 million in overruns for the Los Osos sewer project from the consent agenda so that the public can participate in the decision.... (Continue reading)

Mecham views water basin with new eyes

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County supervisor said a new county-produced map showing Paso Robles’ incredibly shrinking groundwater basin was a revelation to him and has impacted the way he looks at the issues. “I didn’t expect to see what... (Continue reading)

A resident’s open letter to SLO County supervisors

OPINION By LEANN SEROKA Dear Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Frank Mecham: I have been following the water issue for a number of months now. My interest was piqued after receiving a letter. This letter was not addressed to me, but... (Continue reading)

Water crisis dividing friends, neighbors

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Ken Currell gazed forlornly at vegetation surrounding the five-acre ranch he and his wife, Lynn, operate on the southeastern edge of Paso Robles, and responded to a visitor’s comments about the property’s beauty: “It was,” he said.... (Continue reading)

SLOCOG turns on Hill and picks Mecham for president

County Supervisor Adam Hill overwhelmingly lost his bid to become the next president of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments on a day he did not attend the regional board meeting. Supervisor Bruce Gibson nominated Hill for the presidency... (Continue reading)

New Board of Supervisors takes form

Following the swearing in of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold for her first term and Supervisor Adam Hill for his second, the board voted 3-1 to make Teixeira chair and Gibson vice chair. The vote sets up Gibson... (Continue reading)



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