Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




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Paso water rate boost appears headed to voters

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Paso Robles city officials’ hopes for carefree financing of future water supplies may have gone down the drain Tuesday, and proponents of an elevated water tax now face a precarious ballot challenge. Representatives of... (Continue reading)

BULLETIN: $8 million claim hits Paso water plans

A group of North County residents has filed a claim against the city of Paso Robles to recover $8 million in water and sewer fees they say has been improperly levied against property owners and... (Continue reading)

Agency fee assessments shaped by new law

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A new state law rigidly defining a public agencies’ ability to blithely pass along inflationary costs to residents is now in place, and its impact on San Luis Obispo County may be swift. The... (Continue reading)

Is Paso’s water levy lawful?

Howard Jarvis alliance says no, no, no By DANIEL BLACKBURN An influential statewide taxpayer group views elements of Paso Robles’ proposed water rate increase as unlawful and unconstitutional, and is “strongly” advising city officials to take a... (Continue reading)

Flow, baby, flow: Starbucks keeps water faucets wide open

Starbucks calls it “the dipper well system.” You might call it a million and a half gallons of San Luis Obispo County water wasting down the drain each and every month.... (Continue reading)

Paso’s costly water project just a backdoor tax?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A multi-million-dollar Paso Robles water project funded by fattened water rates has pitted two mayoral candidates against one another and the conflict’s outcome could impact North County development for years to come. City officials... (Continue reading)

Mussel inspection method lacking?

By KAREN VELIE A tiny, invasive bivalve and a statewide drought of increasing severity are on a collision course in San Luis Obispo County. Hoping to prevent an infestation of the Quagga mussel into local waters, the... (Continue reading)

Public thought being molded with tax dollars

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If you don’t love the Nacimiento Pipeline now, you soon might. County residents are about to be inundated by the byproduct of a multi-media public relations and marketing campaign designed to make people “change... (Continue reading)

San Miguel Ranch One man’s dream is nightmare for others

By DANIEL BLACKBURN When Brent Grizzle first gazed at what he would later describe as the “gently rolling contours” around the tiny North County town of San Miguel, the developer would later note that he “immediately... (Continue reading)

A growing flood of North County water concerns

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Water has been a major concern of North County residents ever since the mid 1990s, when vineyards started multiplying like tipsy rabbits and housing projects were being approved by local government as fast... (Continue reading)



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