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Public Health Response to Novel Coronavirus

Public Health updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Boats Moored in Morro Bay Harbor

Change in Possessory Interest Assessments

Possessory Interest taxpayers will benefit from an expanded tax exemption approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2019. As many as 400 taxpayers could see a tax reduction under a...

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport 2019 Passenger & Operational Statistics

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport Has Best Year on Record

Last year's passenger count surpasses previous years making 2019 the Airport's best year on record.

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File Your Business Property Statement

Assessor Tom Bordonaro Jr. mailed Business Property Statements to SLO County business owners the week of February 10, 2020. All property used by a business is subject to local property tax unless...

The Hourglass Project's mission is to increase economic prosperity through big thinking, bold action and regional collaboration.

County Gets Sneak Peek at Central Coast Jobs Plan

Local residents and government officials got a sneak peek at the Central Coast Jobs Roadmap and Action Plan earlier this month.

Booking Photo Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/1964)

Local Bookkeeper Ginger Mankins Arrested and Charged with Embezzling More than $5 Million from Local Businesses

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/1964) has been arrested for suspicion of embezzling more than $5 million from two local agricultural businesses.

Old Victorian home in downtown San Luis Obispo

Property Tax Exemption Deadline Approaches

County Assessor Tom J. Bordonaro, Jr. would like to remind all homeowners, disabled veterans and eligible non-profit organizations that they may file claims for property tax exemptions.

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Free Tax Assistance Available at Several Branches of County of SLO Public Libraries

Free income tax preparation assistance will be available on Sundays, February 9 - April 5 (Excluding February 16), from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Los Osos and San...

Construction work on Main Street, Templeton

Drainage Improvements on Main Street Between 4th and 5th Streets in Templeton

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works is repairing the drainage on Main Street in Templeton.

Booking Photo Jay Vee Batul Estoque (DOB 01-16-1991)

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Lewd Act Upon a Child

After a week-long jury trial, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Jay Vee Batul Estoque (29) guilty of committing a lewd act upon a child under the age of fourteen and found true the special...

Property Tax Bill

Second Installment payments for 2019/20 Secured Property Tax Bills are due February 1st.

The Tax Collector advises all property owners in the County of San Luis Obispo that the second installment of the annual secured property tax bill is now due.

Booking Photo Sean Christopher Maneely (DOB 12/06/66)

Murder Charges Filed in Morro Bay Stabbing

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Sean Christopher Maneely (53) has been charged with murder for the stabbing death of Andrew Ignatius McTaggart, which took place on January 25, 2020...

Booking Photo Josiah James Johnstone (DOB 11-23-1984)

Judge Sentences Man to State Prison for Criminal Threats and Stalking

Atascadero man sentenced to serve over four years in state prison for criminally threatening and stalking his ex-girlfriends over the course of several months.

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Wherever There’s a Fight Comes to County of SLO Public Libraries

Showcasing powerful stories of the fight for freedom and equality in California from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 eras, a new exhibition, Wherever There’s a Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in...

Photo by Lynn Stafford.

County to Grant $90,000 for Beautification Projects This Year

Eligible projects may include trails, public art, benches or decorative landscaping. Applications are due on March 19, 2020.

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Grand Opening of County’s First “Libromat” Happening on February 22

San Luis Obispo County’s first “Libromat” will have its grand opening on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Lisa B. Muscari

DA Dow Announces Appointment of Chief Deputy DA Lisa B. Muscari

Experienced prosecutor and former United States Marine Corps JAG Officer Lisa B. Muscari was promoted to the leadership position of Chief Deputy District Attorney.

January Pet of the Month: Samson

Samson is a young, loving, and energetic pup ready to be your faithful companion!

Greg Vickery, Quality Services Division Manager, receives service award from the Behavioral Health Board.

Division Manager Delivers 19 Years of Quality Service

Greg Vickery, LMFT and Quality Support Division Manager retired from the county on January 24th 2020.

Updated Social Media Policy Prepares County for Future Changes

The County has an updated policy that will help the local government adapt to social media changes in the future.

January Foundation in Excellence Graduates

29 County Employees Graduate from the January 2020 Foundations in Excellence Class

Graduates of the January Foundations in Excellence Academy

Booking Photo: Jason Lamont Fenwick (DOB 02/13/1967)

Former Lyft Driver Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Former Lyft driver, Jason Lamont Fenwick (52) was sentenced to 10 years in state prison after a San Luis Obispo County jury found him guilty of sexual assault charges in December 2019.