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December 2018 | Volume 3 | Issue 12

Addressing Housing Needs in San Luis Obispo County

The County is working with community partners to provide some much-needed relief to the community’s housing problems. Read more.

In Other News...

New Nonstop Flight from SLO to Dallas/Ft. Worth

A new flight will connect San Luis Obispo with Dallas/Ft. Worth beginning in April 2019. Read more.

County Begins Collecting Cannabis Business Taxes

So far, the County has collected over $40,000 from cannabis businesses. Read more.

Annual Open Burn Season Started December 12

The burn season affects the burning of residential yard trimmings in backyards and agricultural wastes through the end of April. Read more.

Five Reasons to Donate Blood this Holiday Season

Blood donations are vital to our community's health, at the holidays and throughout the year. Keep reading.

Cayucos Fire Protection Service Transfers to County

The County assumed responsibility for fire protection in the community of Cayucos on December 1. Read more.

Gubernatorial General Election is Certified

This election set many records for the County of San Luis Obispo.  Read more.

Access New Technology with Mobile MakerKits

Beginning in November, the County Public Libraries began offering Mobile MakerKits for people to check out and experiment with new technology.  Read more.

Overdue Fine Amnesty January 2019

Libraries Will Offer Fine Amnesty in January

It’s time to pull out that long overdue library book, because January is Fine Amnesty Month for County Public Libraries. Read more.

County Employees Welcomed Back After Strike

We welcomed employees back to work on Friday morning after our largest employee union went on strike last week. Read more.

Departments Start to Prepare Budget Requests 

County staff are currently preparing department budget requests for FY 2019-20. Read more.

Grant Funding Awarded for Beach Accessway in Cayucos

The California Coastal Conservancy awarded $75,000 in grant funding for the reconstruction of the 1st Street beach accessway, in Cayucos.  Read more.

Honor Farm Program Makes Blankets for Nonprofit

The Women’s Honor Farm Sewing Program presented over 150 afghans and lap quilts made by inmates to Stand Strong.  Read more.

Assistance Program Updated to Reflect Community Needs

Each year, the County's General Assistance Program helps an average of 650 community members meet basic needs while they pursue employment or long-term disability benefits. This is the first major update in 25 years. Read more.

California Children's Services team, December 2018.

CA Children’s Services Team Makes Significant Transition

Children with special health care needs in SLO County and 20 other California counties are now receiving consistent and convenient services through a transition known as the Whole Child Model. Read more.

Volunteers Help with Great American Smokeout

Volunteers with the Tobacco Control Program took action to make SLO County cleaner and healthier in celebration of the Great American Smokeout in November. Read more. 

Adoptable Pet of the Month: Scruffy

Meet Scruffy! This happy, lovable, easy-care boy is hoping to find a forever home for the holidays. Read more.

Retirements and Accolades...

County Undersheriff Tim Olivas Retires This Month

County of SLO Undersheriff Tim Olivas retires after a 31-year-career in law enforcement with seven of those years at the Sheriff’s Office.  Keep reading.

County Thanks Outgoing Emergency Services Manager

County Emergency Services Manager Ron Alsop will retire on December 28 after 28 years of service to the County. Keep reading.

Our First Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Admin Retires

Jim Erb has retired from the County, effective Saturday, December 15. Erb was a County employee or elected official for 28 years. Read more.

SBP Airport Terminal

SLO County Airport Receives Top Honors for Terminal Opening Outreach

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport won a first-place award for its terminal opening outreach in 2017. Read more.

Career Opportunities at the County

The County is hiring! Are you qualified or do you know someone who is? Apply now or share these career opportunities with your friends and family. 
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