Articles Tagged With ‘Water’

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Don’t confuse facts with fiction

Mayor Jim Hill

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill Friday night we had a debate on the mayoral campaign arranged by the Arroyo Grande High School AP government class. I am glad our future leaders are aware of and concerned about issues... (Continue reading)

Less water for AG residents, more for developers

AG City Council 6

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact further water restrictions on existing residents while delaying a building moratorium. The delay will allow a developer to avoid the moratorium and move ahead with the construction... (Continue reading)

Politics in Arroyo Grande is over water resources

AG City Council 6

Opinion By OTIS PAGE The main issue in the election in Arroyo Grande is apparent, those who endorse growth and those who for good reason support a moratorium. The headline issue is the large proposed East Cherry development and its impact... (Continue reading)

Hill, Lucey seek to censure one another at sanitation meeting

Mary Lucey and Jim Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s Note: Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey’s Facebook comment attacking Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill is posted in entirety below.) Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill and Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey will make separate requests to censure... (Continue reading)

SLO council candidates debate water and development

Mayor Jan Marx

Both San Luis Obispo mayoral candidates and all six council candidates participated in a debate Wednesday at the city’s Senior Citizens Center. San Luis Obispo’s water supply, particularly in the context of new development, was the most noteworthy issue discussed... (Continue reading)

Protecting Arroyo Grande’s water supply

Mayor Jim Hill

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill Last year, backed by the threat of huge fines, California required Arroyo Grande to cut water usage by 28 percent city-wide. Experiencing unprecedented drought, our residents achieved 37 percent water savings last year.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council rejects building moratorium

Arroyo Grande City Council

Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 last week to reject a proposed building and annexation moratorium while the city is under drought water restrictions. Mayor Jim Hill and Councilman Tim Brown supported the moratorium saying that the water its citizens... (Continue reading)

Fight the drought with desalination

Jordan Cunningham

By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM Despite last winter’s modest rainfall, California remains mired in its fifth year of drought. Sixty percent of the state has been categorized by the State Water Resources Control Board as being in “severe” or “extreme” drought. Hardest hit is the Central Coast and Central Valley,... (Continue reading)

Another water main breaks in downtown SLO

SLO water main

For the second time in the past three months a water main ruptured in downtown San Luis Obispo. A water main break Wednesday afternoon flooded the 1300 block of Chorro Street. Around 4:30 p.m., flooding began on Chorro Street between... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors extend oak tree, reservoir ordinances

Truckloads of lumber being removed

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a temporary regulation that prohibits the removal of oak trees without a permit. In a separate unanimous vote, the supervisors extended an ordinance that aims to protect... (Continue reading)

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