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Supervisors will extend water moratorium

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A divided San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend an amended water moratorium beyond its August expiration date following several hours of often edgy discussion of the controversial issue. Supervisor Frank Mecham’s motion... (Continue reading)

Proposed groundwater regulations will affect all residents

OPINION By LARRY and SUSAN MCGOURTY If you live in a city in San Luis Obispo County or live in the rural county and grow fruits and vegetables for family and friends and think the permanent water offsets and groundwater... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempted to ax the public from water debate

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson attempted to push forward a vote on a hotly contested water use ordinance during a Feb. 17 poorly attended board of supervisors hearing on planning department priorities. Throughout this month,... (Continue reading)

Hill blasts Mecham; then the two agree on vote

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A week after San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham removed his fellow board member Adam Hill from a leadership position, Hill lashed out at Mecham during a discussion on water use regulations. Despite receiving the verbal... (Continue reading)

Supervisors to let Paso groundwater ordinance expire

On a 3-2 vote with supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill in the minority, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors chose Tuesday to abandon an ordinance that restricts water use in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. In 2013,... (Continue reading)

Cambria considering reversing irrigation ban

The Cambria Community Services Board of Directors is considering reversing a policy implemented earlier this year that prohibits residents from using district water for domestic irrigation purposes. [Tribune] The board will decide Thursday whether or not to lift the ban,... (Continue reading)

Wallace Group no-bid contract on lame duck agenda

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara is slated to give a no-bid contract to two engineering firms for consulting services before he gives up power over the city’s agenda and council. Tuesday’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting marks... (Continue reading)

Nipomo raises water rates

During a heated meeting on Friday, the Nipomo Community Services District Board voted 4-1 to approve a water rate increase to pay for supplemental water from Santa Maria. The increase in cost will pay for a pipeline and the cost... (Continue reading)

This is an insult to veterans

OPINION By TOM SALMON Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s adopted a resolution proclaiming November “Thank a Veteran Month” in our county. Counties all... (Continue reading)

Quiet title action supports constitutional rights

OPINION By ALLEN DUCKWORTH The opinion expressed by Robert Brown in his Nov. 3, article entitled “Basin Adjudication Does Not Solve Our Groundwater Problems” seems to express a bit of desperation. Mr. Brown is correct that both Laurie Gage’s articles... (Continue reading)



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