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March 2017     |     Volume 2    |     Issue 3

County Seeks Input on Proposed Cannabis Regulations

marijuana plants
We want you to weigh in on the proposed permanent cannabis ordinance and we're giving you three opportunities to do so in April. Join us for a public forum on April 5 in Paso Robles, April 6 in San Luis Obispo, or April 12 in Nipomo. Read more

Submit Photos for New County Website

Show us your best shot (graphic)
Do you like to take great photos around SLO County in your spare time? Share them with us for a chance to contribute to the County's new website (coming this summer). For the first time in 10 years, we're redesigning our website and we want it to feature some of the best photos in SLO County taken by residents here. Sumbit your photo(s) by April 28. Read more

What Happens to the County's Unwanted Stuff?

graphic: what happens to the County's unwanted stuff?
Before you purchase that brand-new camera, used car, or sparkling diamond ring at full price, consider bidding on high-quality auction items that are either found during criminal investigations or are no longer needed by the County. Read more

Upcoming Events and Observances

County Plans Public Tours, Activities in April

Get a behind-the-scenes look at County Jail, the Public Health Lab, County Fire Stations, or the SLO County Regional Airport County in celebration of National County Government Month. Sign up now

Celebrate National Public Health Week in April

Every day, public health practitioners work to ensure everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy life. During the first full week of April, you can celebrate this! Read more

In other news...

Adoptable Pet of the Month: Meet Sweet, Active Zoe

Zoe lost her home when her owner was critically injured and could no longer care for her. This active, 9-year-old, deaf Catahoula Leopard Hound mix has a passion for playing fetch, enjoys going for runs and was obedience-trained with sign language. Like many deaf dogs, Zoe needs a patient family with a home where she’ll be the only canine. Get more information about Zoe.

Top 5 Issues Affecting the County Budget Next Year

As we develop the FY 2017-18 County budget, we must factor in some state and federal issues that can or will impact the County’s budget. Read more

U.S. President Declares Major Disaster for SLO County

The County will get federal disaster assistance to repair public infrastructure damaged by the recent winter storms. Read more

County Leaders Discuss Housing Issues at Summit

Local leaders from around San Luis Obispo County gathered for the half-day SLO County Housing Summit. Together, they began to devise solutions to the local housing shortage. Read more

Modern Cyberforensic Lab Opens in SLO County (VIDEO)

Local law enforcement agencies are now better prepared than ever to fight cybercrime and process digital evidence using the latest tools and techniques. Read more

Planning Commission's Phillips 66 Decision Upheld

On March 14, the County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to uphold the County Planning Commission’s decision to deny a permit application for the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project. Read more

Local Opioid Coalition Works to Curb Epidemic

Every community in the nation has been affected by an increase in opioid abuse and SLO County is no exception. But we're working together to change this trend. Read more

Property Taxes Due Same Week as IRS Tax Filings

Don't confuse the April 15 tax day with the deadline to pay property taxes. Just five days before IRS income tax filings are due, the second installment of the 2016-17 secured property taxes are due. Read more

Now Hiring

The County is hiring! See if you qualify for any of these open County positions. Seasonal jobs:
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