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Board of Supervisors Chambers

Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Approving a Resolution Adopting the Paso Robles Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Author: Public Works
Date: 12/10/2019 2:31:56 PM

The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of a Resolution adopting the Paso Robles Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP).


The public hearing will consider the adoption of a Resolution adopting the Paso Robles Subbasin GSP, approving Amendment No. 1 to the Memorandum of Agreement regarding preparation of a GSP for the Paso Basin, authorizing the Director of Public Works to serve as Plan Manager, and finding that the project is exempt from Section 21000 et seq. of the California Public Resources Code (CEQA).

In 2017, the County formed the Paso Basin – County of San Luis Obispo Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) to comply with The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The City of Paso Robles, the Shandon-San Juan Water District, and the San Miguel Community Services District also formed GSAs within their jurisdiction. The Paso Basin GSAs, whose service areas collectively cover the entire Paso Basin, entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), establishing the Paso Basin Cooperative Committee (Committee) for the purpose of developing a single GSP to be considered for adoption by each Paso Basin GSA and subsequently submitted to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) by the SGMA deadline of January 31, 2020. Under the framework of the MOA, the Paso Basin GSAs engaged the public and coordinated to jointly develop the GSP which was recommended by the Committee for adoption by each of the Paso Basin GSAs. The resolution adopting the GSP also includes approving an amendment to the MOA that removes the MOA’s automatic termination when DWR approves the GSP, allowing the GSAs to continue coordinating under the framework of the existing MOA, and designating the County Director of Public Works, or designee, as the Plan Manager authorized to submit the GSP to DWR. See map for boundary locations.

Should the Board of Supervisors decide to adopt the Resolution, such action would allow the County to submit the GSP and continue coordinating with the Paso Basin GSAs on GSP implementation, maintaining compliance with SGMA requirements.

HEARING INFORMATION

Date and Time:    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

                             Meeting begins at 9:00 AM, please check Board Agenda for updates:

                             www.slocounty.ca.gov/BOS

Location:              San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Chambers

                             1055 Monterey Street

                             San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Members of the public will be allowed to make oral and written comments during the hearing.  Oral comments will be limited to 3 minutes per individual.