California Coastal Commission votes to lift Los Osos building moratorium

June 16, 2024


The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to lift Los Osos’ 35-year building moratorium with plans to implement a limit of 1% yearly increase in residential growth.

With area septic systems leaking nitrates into the basin, in 1988, the SLO County Regional Water Quality Board cracked down on new development in the coastal community. San Luis Obispo County then worked to build a new sewer plant and recycling facility which was completed in 2016.

“In a community that might once have been considered highly contentious to their wastewater system, the Los Osos Water Recycling Facility is exceeding effluent discharge requirements and leveraging that effluent to reduce groundwater pumping, to slow saltwater intrusion, and reduce residual nitrates from past septic operations in the Los Osos groundwater basin,” according to the SLO County Public Works Department.

First adopted by the SLO County Board of Supervisors in Dec. 2020, the Los Osos Community Plan will now come back to SLO County for additional approvals and adoption.


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Los Osos is the dollar store version of Big Sur

Will the Los Osos CSD impose a fee for roads? After the un-development program in Gaza is complete, our local budget will be spoken for.

I’m so happy to hear that the past two years of good rainfall has completely refilled our aquifer!

sarcasm is a lost art…

There goes the neighborhood..