2018

County Thanks Outgoing Emergency Services Manager
Date: 12/19/2018 9:58:27 AM
We will soon bid farewell to our Office of Emergency Services manager after his 28 years of service to the County of San Luis Obispo.
County Grant Application Period Opens for Local Nonprofits
Date: 12/18/2018 8:45:50 AM
Calling all nonprofits that promote personal health, stability, independence and well-being in San Luis Obispo County.
County Employees Welcomed Back to Work After Strike
Date: 12/14/2018 11:28:00 AM
SLOCEA-represented County employees returned to work on Friday morning after a three-day labor strike.
Few County Offices, Facilities Closed on Third Day of County Employee Strike
Date: 12/13/2018 10:31:53 AM
Fewer facilities and offices will be closed or have limited hours on the third day of the County labor strike.
Few County Offices, Facilities Closed on Second Day of County Employee Strike
Date: 12/12/2018 11:39:29 AM
While most County offices and facilities are open today, some will be closed or have limited hours.
First Day of County Employee Strike to Impact Several Services
Date: 12/11/2018 10:00:30 AM
Most County offices and facilities are open today, with some closures and limited hours.
Public Services to be Interrupted, Delayed by County Labor Strike
Date: 12/7/2018 4:46:56 PM
A labor strike is expected to cause some interruptions or delays in public services next week. However, services essential to public health and safety will continue.
Essential County Services Will Continue During SLOCEA Strike
Date: 11/26/2018 2:01:18 PM
The County and SLOCEA have agreed that 160 essential employees will not be eligible to participate in a strike, in order to protect public health and safety.
County Requests State Action to Continue Essential Services During Strike
Date: 11/21/2018 3:51:16 PM
County officials have requested the State labor agency to seek a court order to protect public health and safety in the event of an impending strike.
County of San Luis Obispo Prepares for Employee Strike
Date: 11/20/2018 4:54:09 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo is preparing for some employees to strike as early as December, but officials say that essential public safety and health services will continue.
County Sets Next Year's Budget Priorities
Date: 11/19/2018 11:05:22 AM
The County has established a list of short-term and long-term budget priorities.
County Officials Work with US Department of Justice to Review Jail Services
Date: 11/7/2018 1:03:55 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo announced today the U.S. Department of Justice will be conducting an independent investigation to review the medical and mental health care of inmates in the jail.
Grants Available for Beautification Projects in SLO County
Date: 11/1/2018 3:05:59 PM
Public and private nonprofit organizations can apply for grant funding to enhance the cultural, environmental, recreational or historical resources in the unincorporated areas of SLO County.
Jury Affirms Groundwater Rights of Public Water Suppliers in Paso Basin
Date: 9/26/2018 4:50:35 PM
A Santa Clara County jury reached a verdict deciding that public water suppliers have the right to use groundwater from the basin as a source of supply for the communities that they serve. 
New State Law Safeguards Public Health, Safety as Diablo Canyon Closes
Date: 9/19/2018 5:11:45 PM
Governor signs bipartisan bill to ease the local and statewide impacts of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure.
County Website Earns Government Experience Award
Date: 9/17/2018 5:07:44 PM
The Center for Digital Government recognized the new County of San Luis Obispo website as one of the best County websites in the United States.
New Animal Shelter Project Moves Forward
Date: 8/29/2018 11:54:42 AM
The County is moving forward in partnership with local cities to replace the existing 43-year-old public animal shelter.
County Child Support Services Director Moves on After Nearly Four Years
Date: 8/29/2018 10:13:47 AM
The County and its Child Support Services Director have amicably agreed to part ways.
State Legislature Passes Bill to Ease Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure
Date: 8/21/2018 2:28:04 PM
Local County and City officials react to the news that the State Legislature passed a bill that would safeguard the future of SLO County.
County Supervisors Name New Planning and Building Director in 5-0 Vote
Date: 8/7/2018 9:35:08 AM
Trevor Keith, a longtime senior manager for the County of San Luis Obispo, earned the confidence of all five Board members to lead the Planning and Building Department.
County to Consider Hemp Urgency Ordinance to Close Loopholes
Date: 6/18/2018 5:17:12 PM
The rules up for consideration are expected to close a gap between current County, State, and Federal regulations.
Board Poised to Adopt Balanced Budget After Changes
Date: 6/14/2018 4:48:39 PM
The County Board of Supervisors directed staff to make some changes to the recommended $622.2 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 at this week’s public budget hearing.
Public Invited to Attend County Budget Hearing Next Week
Date: 6/8/2018 4:40:11 PM
Those who attend will hear and be able to comment on a variety of topics, including changes to local libraries, updated airports services, long-term planning for Public Works, the future of local emergency services, and how the County is addressing cybersecurity. Items not heard on Monday will continue to Tuesday at 9 a.m. for discussion.
County Employee to Serve on Diablo Canyon Panel
Date: 5/8/2018 11:50:15 AM
Trevor Keith, a division manager for the County Administrative Office, was one of 11 SLO County residents selected from a pool of 105 applicants to serve on the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel. He will serve on the panel along with former County Supervisor Frank Mecham (District 1).
6 Ways to Stay Safe This Halloween
Date: 10/29/2018 1:17:39 PM
Halloween night doesn’t have to be scary. Follow a few tricks to make your night a treat.
County Hires Experienced Leader as Health Agency Director
Date: 5/1/2018 9:24:27 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo will have a new award-winning Health Agency Director starting on May 21.
Key Senate Committees Approve Legislation to Ease Impact of Diablo Closure
Date: 4/23/2018 1:05:07 PM
Bipartisan bill to ease local impact of Diablo Canyon Power Plant heads to Senate Committee on Appropriations after earning key committee approval.
County Hires New Public Works Director
Date: 4/3/2018 1:18:46 PM
After months of vetting qualified candidates, the County has hired Daniel “Colt” Esenwein as its next Public Works Director, a key member of the County’s leadership team.  
6 Things to Know About County of SLO’s Recommended Budget
Date: 5/29/2018 9:41:39 AM
Next fiscal year’s recommended budget has officially been introduced to the Board of Supervisors. Here's what you need to know.
County Slows Hiring to Close Next Year’s Budget Gap
Date: 3/28/2018 9:13:08 AM
The County is still hiring, but is slowing down the rate at which it fills vacant positions this year to help close next year's budget gap.
Official Statement on Andrew Holland Video
Date: 3/16/2018 12:50:35 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo's official statement regarding video footage depicting the circumstances around the tragic death of Andrew Holland.
Bill Introduced to Address Local Impacts of Diablo Canyon Closure
Date: 3/16/2018 2:55:01 PM
Senator Bill Monning and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham announced on March 16 the introduction of a bill that would safeguard public safety, health and economic security of San Luis Obispo County.
County to Provide Fire Protection in Cayucos if District Dissolves
Date: 3/13/2018 5:11:27 PM
The community of Cayucos can expect the County to provide fire protection services if the Cayucos Fire Protection District dissolves.  
County Reports Good Financial Status in Second Quarter
Date: 3/7/2018 9:48:16 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo was in good financial shape at the end of the second quarter of this fiscal year, according to a recent report.
County Releases 2017 Annual Report
Date: 2/20/2018 4:56:01 PM
Curious how your County government serves the community? The 2017 Annual Report is a great place to start.
Public Invited to Strategic Planning Session Tuesday
Date: 2/16/2018 1:54:07 PM
The public and news media are invited to a strategic planning session for the County of San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Survey Results Paint Positive Picture of County Government Work
Date: 2/15/2018 10:02:11 AM
The County released the results of its 2017 Employee Engagement Survey, which showed improvements since the last survey as well as some areas of opportunity.
County Reaches Settlement Agreement with Los Osos Sewer Contractor
Date: 2/14/2018 8:58:30 AM
The County reached a $9.95 million settlement agreement with ARB, Inc., one of the contractors for the Los Osos wastewater collection system.
How SLO County Aims to Guide State Decisions in 2018
Date: 2/7/2018 4:49:08 PM
On Feb. 6, the Board of Supervisors discussed how advocates in Sacramento should guide State decisions on behalf of the people of SLO County.
County Board to Discuss How to Influence State in 2018
Date: 2/2/2018 1:55:46 PM
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will discuss how it wants the County's advocates in Sacramento to guide State decisions on behalf of the people of SLO County.
County Seeks Cannabis Hearing Officers
Date: 1/18/2018 4:14:22 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo is looking to appoint one or more Cannabis Hearing Officers to conduct streamlined administrative hearings for cannabis-related business matters.  
State Commission Denies Proposal to Safeguard Future of SLO County
Date: 1/11/2018 12:35:55 PM
Although a state commission approved the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant today, it denied a multimillion-dollar proposal to ease the local impact of Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s impending closure.

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