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South County likely to get Diablo desal water

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous support Tuesday to a plan to pipe desalinated water from Diablo Canyon to South County homes. The board directed county staff to begin planning the construction of a seven-mile pipeline... (Continue reading)

Cambria CSD running out of cash

water bank

The Cambria Community Services District could run out of operating cash in about three months, District General Manager Jerry Gruber said. [Tribune] The district’s financial troubles center around its emergency water supply project, which costs approximately $13 million, including state... (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
Photo by Daniel Blackburn

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)

Board of supervisors to rule on Nipomo pot shop

med pot

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Nipomo, now that the county has received an appeal of the project. Stephanie Kiel, the owner of Watsonville-based marijuana delivery service Ethnobotanica, is... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s attack on geologist creates dust up

Supervisor Bruce Gibson
Photo by Daniel Blackburn

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has used his sway to possibly jeopardize the job of a state geologist who is critical of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a move that has drawn rebuke from three... (Continue reading)

HASLO tenants first to go

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER As a longtime Los Osos Sewer critic, people often ask me, “What will happen to Los Osos now that the sewer is a done deal?” My answer is the same as it was in 2004 when... (Continue reading)

SLO County creates a tourism district

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to create an agency that will impose fees on lodging businesses in order to raise marketing money for bolstering tourism in the county. [Tribune] When it comes into existence... (Continue reading)

Is Diablo desal SLO County’s next water source?

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is slated to approve an agreement Tuesday that, in emergency situations, will allow the county’s branch of Cal Fire to purchase desalinated water from Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Pacific Gas & Electric... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s disappearing budget surplus

Dan Buckshi

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than six months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors awarded extra pay to all employees after staff claimed a $30 million budget surplus, the county is running in a deficit. The county is... (Continue reading)



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