Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




Plan for a balanced groundwater district

OPINION By WILLIAM FROST An apparent consensus reached over the past several months is that a special water district is required to deal with the water crisis in San Luis Obispo’s North County. The day-to-day actions of this district would... (Continue reading)

Oceano needs to replace questionable board member

OPINION By JEFF EDWARDS Have you ever met someone who says such outrageous things that you scratch your head and question your own intelligence? For a while, I thought it was me; out of my environment and my comfort zone,... (Continue reading)

Supervisors extend Paso water basin ordinance

With the addition of newly sworn in Supervisor Caren Ray Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors extended its urgency ordinance that restricts water use in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. The board voted 4-0, with Supervisor Debbie... (Continue reading)

SLO County water ordinance not extended

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

Paso Robles city council moving forward on Gateway Project

The Paso Robles City Council is moving forward on a proposal to annex 270 acres south of the city dubbed the Gateway Project. The proposal includes plans to develop three hotels, 62,300 feet of retail space and office space, up... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren’s fictional presentation

Letter by Julie Tacker the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board At the September 17, 2013 San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, after considerable public comment, Director of Public Works, Paavo Ogren, gave an impromptu presentation to... (Continue reading)

Creston group pitches two-year water ordinance

A committee of Creston residents and business owners is suggesting to local lawmakers that the urgency ordinance limiting new water use in the North County be extended for two more years. Members of the Creston Advisory Body (CAB) agreed that... (Continue reading)

Gearhart properties to be auctioned

By KAREN VELIE Three of former north county developer Kelly Gearhart’s properties will be sold at auction in October including the Paso Robles golf course property known as Vista del Hombre. A New York firm will hold the auction on... (Continue reading)

County investigating possible water ordinance violators

San Luis Obispo County code enforcement staffers are investigating a dozen reports of people violating a temporary water ordinance that prohibits the planting of new vineyards in the Paso Robles groundwater basin area under most circumstances. On Aug. 27, the... (Continue reading)

Water restrictions increase for Cambria residents

The Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Friday to continue a moratorium against new home construction and to also restrict people from irrigating their yards and landscapes with tap water. Dozens of speakers voiced their concerns... (Continue reading)