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Vote on Paso Robles water district scheduled

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Property owners and registered voters in the Paso Robles groundwater basin will vote early next year on whether or not to form a water regulatory district. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors scheduled three separate vote-by-mail... (Continue reading)

SLO County groundwater regulations approved

Frank Mecham

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved a package of regulations Tuesday that will restrict groundwater usage in multiple unincorporated areas of the county. On a 3-2 vote, supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Frank Mecham voted... (Continue reading)

Controversial SLO County water regulations up for vote


By JOSH FRIEDMAN A divided San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on proposed groundwater use regulations that would curtail farming and development in rural North County and the unincorporated areas of the county. The core component... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers


California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices causing them to bear the... (Continue reading)

Cities demand halt to Nipomo Mesa development


The cities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach are seeking a court order barring new development and new groundwater pumping on the Nipomo Mesa. [Tribune] The three South County cities have long been battling the Nipomo Community Services... (Continue reading)

Environmental group threatens SLO County over water use

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A California advocacy group is threatening to sue San Luis Obispo County for not applying state environmental regulations when issuing permits for the construction of wells. An attorney for the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) sent a notice to the... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district tax unjust

Sue Harvey

OPINION By SUE HARVEY Open Letter to San Luis Obispo County LAFCO Commissioners: San Luis Obispo County Supervisors approved a funding plan for their proposed Paso Robles Groundwater District that unfairly taxes and penalizes rural residential users, vacant parcels, and... (Continue reading)

Public speaks on water issue, despite Gibson’s objection

Supervisor Bruce Gibson is an advocate for lessening the public's water rights.

A week after County Supervisor Bruce Gibson said the public had already spoken on the issue of Paso Robles groundwater basin restrictions, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a seven-hour meeting, largely dealing with that controversy. Gibson is... (Continue reading)

Starbucks to move water business out of California

A week after media reported that Starbucks was running a bottled water business out of drought-stricken areas of California, the coffee giant announced it is moving the sourcing and production of Ethos Water to Pennsylvania. [LA Times] The Starbucks subsidiary... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach plans to recycle wastewater

The Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously on April 21 to begin pursuing a recycled water facility at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. City staff estimates that recycling wastewater could add as much as 950 acre feet to the city’s... (Continue reading)

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