Articles Tagged With ‘water district’




Subterfuge stalked Paso Robles water district plan

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Any post-mortem of the failed effort to form a water district in the North County needs to start with Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and his resounding snub to thousands of the regions’... (Continue reading)

Twisted road to the Paso Robles water basin vote

By KAREN VELIE Following their failed bid to form a Paso Robles water district, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson are wanting the state to take over management of the basin... (Continue reading)

Proposed Paso Robles water district trampled by voters

Correction: The number of Measure B-16 votes for the formation of the district was 753 and the votes against the district 2,643. In a crushing loss to large North County agribusiness interests, 77.83 percent of... (Continue reading)

Big money backing Paso’s water district plan

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County electorate widely divided by a proposed water district plan will decide the issue in just two weeks amid a flurry of last-minute campaigning by both sides. The proposal has... (Continue reading)

Report: Water district plan endangers basin’s future

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new, wide-reaching state law ostensibly intended to “sustain” water basins throughout California actually opens the door to privatization of the Paso Robles aquifer, according to a recently released report. Writing for... (Continue reading)

California plans to seize farms to build water tunnels

California officials are preparing to take as many as 300 Central Valley farms by eminent domain in order to build water tunnels, according to a report prepared by state contractors. [ABC News] Governor Jerry Brown... (Continue reading)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso... (Continue reading)

Supervisors to hold vote on water district bill amendments

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote on proposed amendments to a bill creating a North County water district, despite attempts by board chairman Bruce Gibson to bypass a... (Continue reading)

Senate committee calls for more equity in Paso water district

A California Senate committee and a state legal agency are recommending that legislators amend a bill creating a water district in Northern San Luis Obispo County such that it would allow for more equity in... (Continue reading)