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2017

County Starts New Year with New Look
Date: 1/6/2017 4:02:08 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo rang in the New Year with a new seal and logo design, which were approved by the Board of Supervisors in December.
County Publishes 2016 Annual Report
Date: 2/21/2017 4:08:37 PM
Residents of San Luis Obispo County can now access the County’s 2016 Annual Report online to find information about activities, accomplishments and challenges the County faced last year.
County Seeks Public Input on Proposed Cannabis Regulations
Date: 3/1/2017 4:19:25 PM
The public can now review and provide feedback on a proposed land use ordinance regulating the cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution of both medical and non-medical cannabis in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. 
Board Upholds Planning Commission’s Phillips 66 Decision
Date: 3/14/2017 4:24:30 PM
After input from hundreds of people, the County Board of Supervisors ultimately upheld the Planning Commission's decision to deny the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project.
Search for Interim County of SLO Administrator Begins
Date: 5/24/2017 2:46:05 PM
The County has announced that it is considering interest in the Interim CAO position from people both inside and outside the organization.
SLO County Residents Can Submit Photos for New County Website
Date: 3/24/2017 4:31:46 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo is putting out a public call for photos to use on its new website, which will go live this summer.
Three-year Drought Emergency Lifted, County Calls for Continued Conservation
Date: 5/23/2017 3:24:04 PM
San Luis Obispo County no longer faces a local drought emergency, but the region still faces local imbalances in water supply and demand.
Stakes Get Higher for Unregistered Cannabis Growers in SLO County
Date: 5/24/2017 3:45:17 PM
On May 24, the County began filing formal complaints in court against unregistered cannabis growers in California Valley.
County Staff Introduces Recommended $590M Budget for FY 2017-18
Date: 6/8/2017 3:24:24 PM
The County's recommended FY 2017-18 budget is available for the public to review. Budget hearings will take place on June 12, 13 and 14, 2017.
Behind the Scenes: Training County of SLO Firefighters
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the training courses County of SLO firefighters take to ensure that they have the skills to perform in a variety of emergency situations.
County Adopts $592.3 Million Balanced Budget for FY 2017-18
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The County's FY 2017-18 Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 20, 2017 and takes effect on July 1, 2017.
New County Website Puts People First
Date: 7/25/2017 4:55:05 PM
The County has a brand new website meant to help boost citizen engagement and government transparency.
County Budget Earns National Award for Transparency
Date: 7/20/2017 2:13:07 PM
On the heels of presenting a recommended budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 20, the County of San Luis Obispo Administrative Office was once again nationally recognized for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
County Grants Half Million Dollars to 40 Prado
Date: 7/25/2017 10:00:38 AM
40 Prado is now one step closer to construction.
County Announces $5 Million Settlement Over Jail Inmate Death
Date: 7/27/2017 9:09:02 AM
County officials have taken a hard look at the circumstances leading up to Mr. Holland’s death and have made sweeping changes in an effort to prevent a tragedy like this from reoccurring.
Planning for Diablo Canyon’s Closure
Date: 8/23/2017 4:37:43 PM
The County is preparing for the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in a variety of ways, including working with the Economic Vitality Corporation to mitigate any economic impacts.
Temporary Cannabis Cultivation Rules for SLO County Extended
Date: 8/30/2017 9:16:03 AM
The County Board of Supervisors extended short-term legislation related to cannabis cultivation while it awaits a draft of permanent regulations.
County Discusses Inmate Health, Safety
Date: 8/30/2017 4:01:05 PM
During an impassioned public discussion last week, the County Board of Supervisors directed staff to bring back various options to help improve the health and safety of inmates at County Jail in the coming months.
County Ends Fiscal Year with $37.5 Million in Savings
Date: 9/13/2017 1:55:07 PM
The Board of Supervisors chose to allocate those extra funds to savings accounts, pension debts, and future projects.
Residents Invited to Speak Next Week on Diablo Canyon Closure
Date: 9/6/2017 12:56:14 PM
San Luis Obispo County residents have two opportunities next week to show their support for a proposed settlement that will help ensure local public health, safety and economic stability after Diablo Canyon Power Plant closes.
Financial Outlook Still Positive as Growth Slows
Date: 10/10/2017 3:37:14 PM
The County's financial forecast looks positive, but officials on Tuesday said that growth is slowing.
County Officials Revise Next Year’s Financial Forecast
Date: 10/24/2017 10:05:38 AM
County officials have revised the outlook for the coming fiscal year after discovering a miscalculation in the financial forecast reported on Oct. 10.
New County Website Wins Gold MarCom Award
Date: 10/27/2017 2:23:08 PM
The County received international recognition this week for its new website.
Board to Review Animal Shelter Project After Two Cities Withdraw
Date: 10/31/2017 1:00:41 PM
The County Board of Supervisors will review the animal shelter project on Nov. 7 on the heels of the news that the cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles have backed out of the once regional project.
County Hires New County Administrative Officer
Date: 11/7/2017 2:04:22 PM
After a nationwide search and extensive selection process, the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors selected Wade Horton as the next County Administrative Officer.
Program to Ease Local Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure Rejected
Date: 11/8/2017 4:47:18 PM
A proposed decision filed today rejects a program that would safeguard local health, safety and economic impacts of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant’s closure. But County officials say there's still hope.
County Health Agency Director Resigns, Effective in April 2018
Date: 11/27/2017 1:59:07 PM
The County has announced the resignation of Health Agency Director Jeff Hamm, who will stay on through April 2018.
County Grant Deadline Approaches for Local Nonprofits
Date: 12/12/2017 3:42:18 PM
The County is now accepting grant applications for the Community Based Organizations and Preventative Health Grant.
State Decision on Diablo Canyon Closure on Hold Until January
Date: 12/14/2017 2:14:44 PM
County officials react to the news that a State commission put its decision regarding the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure joint agreement on hold.
Survey: How Well Do You Know Cannabis Regulations in SLO County?
Date: 12/21/2017 10:26:52 AM
The County seeks feedback on communications related to cannabis regulations. Take the survey before Jan. 1, 2018.
Q&A: 3 County Employees Named Among Top 20 Under 40
Date: 12/27/2017 9:17:24 AM
We caught up with the three County employees who were named among The Tribune's Top 20 Under 40 this year and asked them a few questions about work, life and the award they’re about to receive. Here's what they had to say.
Grant Funding Available for SLO County Beautification Projects
Date: 12/27/2017 3:19:31 PM
Local nonprofit groups and public agencies have until March 14, 2018 to apply for County grant funding for projects that will enhance SLO County's unincorporated areas.

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