Used to be the longest ‘straw’ controlled the water. So for many, SB-1168 and AB-1739 catch CA law up to where the rest of the Western US is with proactive groundwater basin management planning. But for some, it’s a whittling away of that bundle of protected property rights.READ MORE »
Planning Issues In Depth
Developers, municipalities, other government agencies and various stakeholders combine to create a Land Bank which will protect and preserve over 853-acres of critical CTS habitat forever.READ MORE »
The City seeks to update its 1957 code by making it more ‘user friendly,’ clarify decision making and respond to non-conforming situations, amongst other improvements.READ MORE »
In our long overdue POTM update, we have public and private sector movement and promotions, from Ojai to Santa MariaREAD MORE »
Water Guardians advocacy group seeks an end to ‘high-intensity petroleum operations’ that it deems risky and environmentally harmful. We’ve also got information about onshore production issues in SB County – link.READ MORE »
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo has announced that they are working to purchase a 900-acre private ranch high above Pismo Beach in an effort to create the world-class Pismo Preserve. The bulk of the $12m acquisition costs will hopefully come from CA State agencies.READ MORE »
The Times columnist, George Skelton, artfully illustrates our drought within the context of fish vs. farms. Was it Reagan’s fault? And is Gov. Brown going to pull off a rain dance next?
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Here’s a recap of our raffle winners’ experience from the Cal Chapter APA conference last month in Visalia.