Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’

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Hill casts deciding vote for CAPSLO contract

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill cast the deciding vote last week to approve a contract of more than $360,000 for the organization that employs his fiancée. Hill often abstains or recuses himself when the Board... (Continue reading)

North County water war headed for court?

Water issues in the North County pitting large agricultural interests against domestic users may eventually devolve into court battles, and that does not bode well for anyone. (Los Angeles Times) Adjudication of water rights to the 790-square-mile Paso Robles aquifer... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors adopt urgency water ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance Tuesday that prohibits new development and the planting of crops in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin area unless proposed projects save as much water as they use. After... (Continue reading)

SLO Water Politics vs. The Geopolitics of Food and Water`

OPINION by ALEX ALEXIEV On Aug. 27, SLO county supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill will try to push through an “emergency” ordinance to deal with the purported ground water depletion in the Paso Robles water basin. `According to existing statutes, to... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s campaign will focus on foes

Bruce Gibson said Monday he is seeking reelection to a third term as San Luis Obispo County’s District 2 supervisor, and launched a savage assault on his perceived enemies — COLAB, Tea Party “ideologues,” “paranoid conspiracy promoters,” and “water wasters.”... (Continue reading)

Supervisors direct staff to craft Paso groundwater ordinance

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting an emergency ordinance on August 27 that would restrict development and water usage in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. On Tuesday, the supervisors voted 4-0 to direct staff to... (Continue reading)

Water crisis dividing friends, neighbors

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Ken Currell gazed forlornly at vegetation surrounding the five-acre ranch he and his wife, Lynn, operate on the southeastern edge of Paso Robles, and responded to a visitor’s comments about the property’s beauty: “It was,” he said.... (Continue reading)

Groundwater ordinance bubbling in controversy

By DANIEL BLACKBURN County supervisors will take their first look Tuesday at a wide range of options for a controversial emergency ordinance aimed at curtailing demand on the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. (See full staff report here.) “The discussion will... (Continue reading)

Would-be supervisor list is growing

At least six people reportedly seek a gubernatorial appointment to replace the late 4th District Supervisor Paul Teixeira, including former Arroyo Grande mayor Mark Millis and — according to numerous sources — Teixeira’s administrative assistant, Debbie Geaslen. Geaslen’s husband, Tom,... (Continue reading)

Gibson strong arms public comment

OPINION By JULIE TACKER We live in a country where free speech is coveted, but here in “San-Gibson-Obispo County” such freedoms are under fire. In the wake of the untimely death of Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Paul Teixeira,... (Continue reading)

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