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Open letter to Supervisor Frank Mecham

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER, I first want to say thank you for amending tomorrow’s meeting agenda to add public comment for the items that were on the Jan. 5 special meeting agenda. I also want to point out that this... (Continue reading)

Public speaking now encouraged in SLO County?

New chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Frank Mecham has made changes to board meetings, which include easing restrictions on public participation. At the board’s first regular meeting of 2015, Mecham reorganized the seating alignment of... (Continue reading)

Mecham to lead board of supervisors

A new-look San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, with one fresh face and a new chairman, will take effect Monday around noon. The board will convene at the county government center at 11:55 a.m. for the swearing in of... (Continue reading)

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)



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