Articles Tagged With ‘Paso Robles Groundwater Basin’




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County supervisors vote for local control of basins

Vineyard Ancient Peaks

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to have the county fund the first phase of compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA). California law requires that water basins be sustainably managed by... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Paso Robles pipes

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

How would state seize Paso Robles water basin?

water money

By DANIEL BLACKBURN What would it mean if the state should ever assume responsibility for and control over the Paso Robles water basin? State officials have authority of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) to act in cases... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempts to turn Paso basin over to the state

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

Editor’s Note: A video of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson asking to give the state control of the Paso Robles basin follows the article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the most outspoken advocates of a failed North County... (Continue reading)

Subterfuge stalked Paso Robles water district plan

Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Any post-mortem of the failed effort to form a water district in the North County needs to start with Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and his resounding snub to thousands of the regions’ residents. Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles basin vote remains primarily unchanged

water money

After counting more than 600 ballots postmarked March 8 but received after Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office reported results that were primarily unchanged. The public resoundingly rejected the formation of a Paso Robles water district. With... (Continue reading)

Twisted road to the Paso Robles water basin vote

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By KAREN VELIE Following their failed bid to form a Paso Robles water district, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson are wanting the state to take over management of the basin claiming county funds should not... (Continue reading)

Moving forward with water solutions for the Paso Robles basin

Supervisor Lynn Compton

Opinion by supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton Tonight the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office has reported preliminary results regarding the formation of a special water district, also known as the AB 2453 Water District, for the Paso... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district trampled by voters

Supervisor Debbie Arnold

Correction: The number of Measure B-16 votes for the formation of the district was 753 and the votes against the district 2,643. In a crushing loss to large North County agribusiness interests, 77.83 percent of landowners above the Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

Big money backing Paso’s water district plan

Edward Griffin

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County electorate widely divided by a proposed water district plan will decide the issue in just two weeks amid a flurry of last-minute campaigning by both sides. The proposal has been a contentious one since... (Continue reading)



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