The SLO Tribune gets it!
The SLO Tribune reports on today’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
Note that the Paso Basin is now on the DWR list of critically overdrafted basins.
Board of Supervisors
9:00 AM, SLO Government Center
Regular monthly meeting
2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Templeton Community Center
5:30 to 10:30 PM
Paso Robles Event CenterA must attend hearing. LAFCO will hold its first hearing on formation of the proposed Paso Robles Basin Water District. The Commission will consider boundaries, powers and governance options for the district. The hearing will be continued to September 17th in SLO.
David Church, Executive Officer
Thanks to Supervisors Mecham, Gibson and Hill! Read the SLO Tribune article.
- A new ordinance for Responsible Interim Management of the Paso Basin with a sunset clause.
- Water neutrality for new water uses.
- Include the provisions of the current Urgency Ordinance.
- Limit provisions for vested rights to those under the current Urgency Ordinance (i.e. no new vested rights).
- Sunset when a Groundwater Sustainability Plan is in place or an entity (i.e. Paso Basin Water District) is able to manage the basin.
- Requesting County staff to work with basin stakeholders, particularly the Paso Basin Advisory Committee, on specific ordinance language.
Board of Supervisors
Frank Mecham, District 1
Bruce Gibson, District 2
Adam Hill, District 3
Lynn Compton, District 4
Debbie Arnold, District 5
The situation in the Paso Basin is even worse than when the Urgency Ordinance was adopted in 2013. According to the projections in the computer model update, with growth the overdraft in the basin will increase to 26,000 acre-ft/year.
By a 3-2 vote, the Board of Supervisors voted not to pursue a countywide water offset ordinance. Read the SLO Tribune story.
PRO Water Equity submitted a letter to BoS on 2-1-15 in support of the ag offset ordinance.
Anonymous Water Issues Survey
The County Drought Task Force has created a supplemental domestic water issues survey.The survey is anonymous and does not ask for any identifying information. It is intended to support the County’s request for federal disaster assistance for individuals. Those who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to complete the supplemental survey online or by phone at (805) 781-5011.
Help Your Neighbors
Completing this survey will help your neighbors qualify for federal disaster assistance. It also helps document well problems in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin and elsewhere throughout the county. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.