Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Public Works and Transportation’




Is SLO County manipulating average rainfall totals?

By KAREN VELIE Going by San Luis Obispo County’s average rainfall numbers, most of the county failed to reach average precipitation in the 2015/2016 rainy season. And with the county’s ever changing average rainfall numbers,... (Continue reading)

Fishermen upset as water flows out of Lopez Lake

About 3 million gallons of water are released daily from Lopez Lake in order to satisfy legal mandates, including environmental laws and groundwater requirements. The dumping of water is upsetting fishermen, who despite the recent... (Continue reading)

Flood soaks Old Towne Nipomo homes

A recent storm flooded multiple houses in Old Towne Nipomo, soaking the homes with water and mud. Residents in the area are blaming San Luis Obispo County for the flooding, arguing it never would have... (Continue reading)

Structural problems close Cayucos Vets Hall

The Cayucos Veterans Memorial Lions Hall, a popular location for weddings and other events, appears to be closing due to structural problems found by building inspectors. The building is used on a daily basis by... (Continue reading)

Moving forward with water solutions for the Paso Robles basin

Opinion by supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton Tonight the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office has reported preliminary results regarding the formation of a special water district, also known as the AB 2453... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County hires new public works director

The County of San Luis Obispo announced Tuesday it has hired Wade Horton as its new public works director. Horton will be directly responsible for overseeing the operations of the public works department, which has... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren leaving county for Oceano manager position

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Director of Public Works Paavo Ogren is slated to exit his county job for the position of Oceano Community Services District manager, according to the district’s website. Ogren... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer costs escalating

By KAREN VELIE The cost to construct a sewer system in Los Osos is slated to run over its $173 million budget because of pay raises, extended contracts and under estimated workloads. On Feb. 24,... (Continue reading)