Yes on Measures A&B Informational Meeting and Candidate Forum

Yes on Measures A&B Informational Meeting and Candidate Forum

On Tuesday, January 19 from 7-9 pm at the Estrella Warbird Museum located at 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles, CALM (Citizens Advocating for Local Management of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin) will be hosting an informational meeting on Measures A and B and a candidate forum for the public to hear and see the candidates who are running for the Board of the proposed Paso Robles Basin Water District.  All eleven candidates will tell about themselves and why they are running for the board.  We will take questions from the audience and give the candidates a chance to respond.  After the question period, each candidate will be given an opportunity to summarize their views. Prior to the candidates forum, there will be a presentation by representatives from the Yes on A&B committee explaining these two ballot measures.

This event is open to the general public.  Please take this opportunity to listen to the candidates and become educated about these two very important ballot measures that will have a far reaching impact on our ability to stabilize our groundwater basin.

To learn more about CALM please visit calmthebasin.org.

Important Water Meetings This Week

Tuesday, August 18th
Board of Supervisors
9:00 AM, SLO Government Center
The Board of Supervisors will review and consider approving a report on the Proposition 218 funding mechanism for the Paso Basin. The funding formula results in a fair and equitable distribution of the costs of the district. Irrigated agriculture would bear the vast bulk of the cost, with rangeland and rural residents shouldering their share without it being burdensome. Example: a 10 acre homeowner with no identified irrigated land would have an annual tax of $37.50.
This funding formula will be used whether the proposed Paso Basin Water District or the Flood Control District manages the basin. PRO Water Equity continues to support management of the basin by a locally controlled public water district.  See the details here. See Paso Basin Advisory Committee and PRO Water Equity letters of support.Thursday afternoon, August 20th
The Paso Basin Advisory Committee
Regular monthly meeting
2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Templeton Community Center
Thursday evening, August 20th
LAFCO hearing
5:30 to 10:30 PM
Paso Robles Event Center
A 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.
Most importantly, the Commission will accept public testimony regarding the Paso Robles Basin Water District. This is your opportunity to provide your comments to the LAFCO Commissioners. To have the opportunity to vote on this issue, the LAFCO Commissioners must approve the formation election, which would tentatively take place on March 8, 2016.
The hearing begins at 5:30 pm, beginning with approximately an hour of staff presentation, followed by public comment. Please come and give your support. Saying just the five, simple words “I support the water district” will make a difference. Plan to state your name and where you live. Those wishing to speak for only one minute will go first, followed by those speaking for two minutes, and then those speaking for three minutes.
Please plan to attend. If you cannot attend, you can email LAFCO:
David Church, Executive Officer
dchurch@slolafco.com