Articles Tagged With ‘Water’




The issue is water in Paso Robles

Opinion by KAREN REED The City of Paso Robles has taken the final steps to saddle us with exorbitant and irresponsible water rates. They have done a good job of making everyone believe this is a water issue. This is... (Continue reading)

Our constitutional responsibility

BY NOEL FOERST Unhappy with water development plans drafted by Paso Robles City officials, a group of residents formed to take part in their local government. For this action, they’ve encountered the ire of Tribune columnists and editors, along with KPRL radio talk... (Continue reading)

Something smells in Los Osos

BY PIPER REILLY Los Osos, California, population 14,500, is about to lose it’s drinking water source due to local government mis-management and agency irresponsibility. Current well tests show the average nitrate levels are one half milligram over drinking water standards... (Continue reading)

North County water plans sidetracked by bad counsel?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Paso Robles officials may have been receiving less than stellar legal advice throughout the city’s lengthy process to secure a future water supply, a former mayor and new county supervisor suggested last week. Frank Mecham’s comments come on... (Continue reading)

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 a citizens group presented Assistant... (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 ratepayers for the past six... (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 law, signed by the governor... (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 different funding path. Findings of the... (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 have decided to saddle water... (Continue reading)