Articles Tagged With ‘Water’

Oceano CSD update

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s been awhile since we last talked about the Oceano Community Services District. In August, I explained OCSD General Manager Tom Geaslen had failed to bring the permanent sale of water initiative to an agenda in... (Continue reading)

Wallace Group, cartoon

Check out cartoonist Joseph Rankin’s work at the Kranky Cartoonist.  ... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach reject LAFCO’s request for money

The city of Pismo Beach will not help pay the cost of fighting a lawsuit filed by a developer against members of the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). The suit contends members of the board abused... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water battle lingers

A local judge said Tuesday that his decision on the fate of new water rates in Paso Robles will await a higher court ruling on the same matter which is due shortly. A lawsuit brought by resident John Borst and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach attorney warns council to keep quiet

Grover Beach’s city attorney has warned the council and staff not to provide information to state investigators related to a 2010 sewage spill. Attorney Martin Koczanowicz said that if the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administration is found... (Continue reading)

Water conservation; an important part of life in California

By JULIE TACKER In Los Osos, water conservation has now become tangled with the sewer saga and, like the project itself, the proposed $5 million water conservation plan as proposed would result in enormous costs, glaring inequities and generally a... (Continue reading)

A new Delta water plan rolls out

A controversial conveyance project designed to transport more fresh water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has changed form but it remains the bane of conservation groups and a number of major agricultural interests. The Delta provides water for the State... (Continue reading)

Mesa land sale offer on table

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A 17-acre parcel atop the Nipomo Mesa would make an ideal site to augment the region’s future water supply, perhaps with a desalting plant, says a prominent local businessman, but water officials appear lukewarm to the idea.... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district and regulators at impasse

By KAREN VELIE Regional water resources control board officials have pulled the plug on settlement negotiations with the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District over a December 2010 raw sewage spill, and called an impasse. As a result, a... (Continue reading)

LAFCO consultant to testify against commission

By KAREN VELIE A consultant hired by San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will testify that the agency’s board disregarded expert testimony, and overstepped its authority in order to stifle a proposed development. In March, LAFCO board... (Continue reading)