Permits Now Required to Move Groundwater

In 2015, the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance that regulates the exportation of groundwater out of one of the County’s groundwater basins or across county lines. The Board approved this ordinance to protect the County’s water supplies. The county is subject to cyclical droughts, declining groundwater levels, degradation of …

Protecting Consumers and Businesses

The County of San Luis Obispo Weights and Measures program serves the community by safeguarding measurement accuracy and assuring confidence and integrity in the marketplace. The Weights and Measures program promotes fair and equitable practices that benefit the consumer and assures fairness for the merchant when products, such as groceries and gasoline, are sold by …

County Fire Response in 2015

The County of San Luis Obispo Fire Department responds to emergencies and other requests for assistance, plans for and takes action to prevent emergencies and to reduce their impact, coordinates regional emergency response efforts, and educates the communities we serve. CAL FIRE a California state agency, functions as the County Fire Department under a contract …

First-time Criminals Get Second Chance

Many County departments successfully work to reduce recurring crime in San Luis Obispo County, but one innovative program strategically helps first-time misdemeanor offenders avoid the criminal justice system entirely. In 2015, the District Attorney’s Office referred 880 offenders to the program, 72 percent of which enrolled in the program. Of those who enrolled in the …