Proposed Templeton mental health hospital gains approval

March 15, 2016

Templeton hospital

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton following an appeal of the county Planning Commission’s Jan. 14 approval.

Harvey and Melanie Billig are planning to build a 91-bed psychiatric hospital, as well as a 55-to-60-bed assisted living facility for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on a property off Las Tablas Road near Twin Cities Hospital. The majority of the approximately 50 speakers touted the need for a local mental health facility.

Opponents of the project voiced concerns about increased travel and the size of the project.

During the meeting, Deputy County Counsel Whitney McDonald asked the commissioners to avoid discussing issues regarding mentally ill patients. State and federal laws prohibit the government from considering disabilities when making decisions on land use issues.



  1. Black Copter Pilot says:

    Good paying jobs for those that qualify

    (13) 17 Total Votes - 15 up - 2 down
  2. citygirl says:

    This is something this area really needs, in fact most areas need more places like this it is long over due.

    Plus now Adam Hill and his crazy arse wife have somewhere to go to get the treatment they both need.

    (21) 31 Total Votes - 26 up - 5 down
  3. kayaknut says:

    PB Companies or whatever they are calling themselves this week are not going to be happy with the boy, Adam Hill. They pay good money for him, and he just voted against them and now they may not be able to build their own facility in the area. Has the honeymoon between John Belsher and Adam Hill ended?

    (18) 26 Total Votes - 22 up - 4 down

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