Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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)

Santa Margarita property owners vote down water reliability tax

Santa Margarita property owners voted overwhelmingly against a San Luis Obispo County drought reliability plan that would have required the creation of an assessment district, according to San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Julie Rodewald. The plan, spearheaded by SLO County... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach developer files lawsuit against county board

A Pismo Beach developer filed a lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) saying members of the board abused their authority in order to promote their own political careers. [Tribune] In March, LAFCO members voted... (Continue reading)

Nipomo water pipeline vote closes Wednesday

Voting on whether or not Nipomo should pay about $29.8 million for a supplemental water pipeline from Santa maria is scheduled to end Wednesday morning. [SantaMariaTimes] About half of the ballots, 4,006, have been received by the assessment district. However,... (Continue reading)

Cost of Sacramento Delta water woes

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY Here I go again! I was thinking of giving the Sacramento Delta water woes a rest but a fairly recent move, discussed in an editorial in the San Fransisco Chronicle in December, by our old friend... (Continue reading)

Protecting our water rights

OPINION By JOHN SALISBURY Up north, we long-time farmers have been hearing a great sucking sound south of us that is going to get a lot louder if the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, authored by San Joaquin Valley... (Continue reading)

Questions about Eagle Ranch remain unanswered

OPINION By RED HEESH The meeting regarding the Eagle Ranch development project will take place Tuesday 6 p.m. at City Hall, council chambers. It is a special joint meeting of the Atascadero City Council and the Atascadero Planning Commission to... (Continue reading)

Oceano violates the Brown Act again

OPINION By JULIE TACKER At the Wednesday, March 14 Oceano Community Services District Board began their evening in what appears to have been a Brown Act violating St. Patrick’s Day dinner held in the board chambers for only staff and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach proposes water rate increase

Grover Beach officials are proposing a 10 percent water rate increase to make up for a budget shortfall partially caused by a loan defaulted on by the city’s now defunct redevelopment agency. [Tribune] In an attempt to close an estimated... (Continue reading)