Posts Tagged ‘Paso Robles Groundwater Basin’


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SLO County policy changes under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County planners are attempting to strengthen a highly contested section of the county general plan that allows officials to restrict private land and water use in times of drought and other resource shortages. The... (Continue reading)

Chinese taking interest in Paso Robles wineries

Chinese investors have shown increasing interest in the California wine market over the last few years and are now targeting wineries in the Paso Robles region for purchase. [KSBY] China is now the fifth largest export market for California wines.... (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)

Creston group denied water advisory seat

By DANIEL BLACKBURN An influential Creston community organization has been excluded from a county advisory group whose eventual findings will help shape the future of the hotly-contested Paso Robles water basin. The Creston Advisory Board last week asked for a... (Continue reading)

Water district bill vote process altered

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A controversial proposal to form a managing water district for the Paso Robles groundwater basin passed a Senate committee Tuesday with significant amendments. Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) agreed to the changes to his bill, AB... (Continue reading)

Water district bill hits snag

A Senate committee gave the nod to a legislative proposal by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian to create a water district to govern the Paso Robles aquifer, but attached significant provisos. Following a dramatic shift in position by the San Luis County... (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)

Open letter to Senator Monning,

OPINION by LARRY and SUE MCGOURTY We are firmly against the formation of an “involuntary inclusion” Paso Robles Water District of any sort. First, it has not been demonstrated that an all-encompassing water district is either necessary or desirable. There... (Continue reading)

Arnold says Gibson misleading lawmakers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Amendments to legislation aiding formation of a water district to manage the Paso Robles aquifer are just fine, according to county supervisors’ chairman Bruce Gibson, asserting he speaks for the entire board. Not so, said Fifth District... (Continue reading)

Senate committee calls for more equity in Paso water district

A California Senate committee and a state legal agency are recommending that legislators amend a bill creating a water district in Northern San Luis Obispo County such that it would allow for more equity in representation of residents in the... (Continue reading)



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