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Water district opposition growing, may sink plan

David Church

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A county commission pushed forward a proposal to form a Paso Robles water regulatory district Thursday while its top executive deflected assertions that more than a thousand letters of opposition have been kept from public view. The... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles property owners win water rights battle

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

By KAREN VELIE A group of Paso Robles property owners won a major court battle in their war against several water purveyors who contend they have notoriously taken water from the Paso Robles Basin for at least five years and now... (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)

Majority say no to a water district tax

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OPINION By CODY FERGUSON The Paso Robles Water Integrity Network or PR-WIN, a large group of landowners and concerned citizens residing over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, is mounting a formal protest to the proposed formation of an AB 2453... (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)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

G. Edward Griffin

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (Continue reading)

Here’s the best motive to love or hate a new water district

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Advocates of a proposed Paso Robles basin water district trooped to the microphone Tuesday like dutiful crusaders, all to inform San Luis Obispo County supervisors of the many reasons for their support. Here’s a really good... (Continue reading)

Supervisors pass on Paso water district plans to LAFCO

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is asking a local board to approve the creation of a government agency tasked with managing groundwater use in North County’s Paso Robles basin. [Tribune] On a 3-2 vote, the supervisors chose... (Continue reading)

Water district plans colored by subterfuge

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Planning by advocates of a sprawling water district to manage the Paso Robles basin has been cloaked in secrecy and back-room deals to help insure its eventual formation. Legislation carried by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

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