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July 2016      |     Volume 1     |     Issue 7

Delivering Results

Probation Officers Take Oath to Reduce Crime

Probation Officers Swearing In Ceremony
County Probation Officers work to reduce crime by changing offender behavior, working with at-risk youth, operating a safe juvenile hall, and helping victims of crime. And earlier this month, 18 men and women took an oath to continue these efforts. Read more

TCE Testing Underway at County Airport

Two men conducting soil-gas sampling at County airport
Independent contractors began testing at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport this week to determine if airport property is the source of toxic chemicals found in nearby groundwater. Read more

Putting Policy Into Practice

Local Voters to Decide on Sales Tax in November

Rural road
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution on July 19 to allow voters to decide on a half-cent sales tax that would enable SLO County to be a “self-help” county regarding local transportation and infrastructure needs and costs. The item will be listed as Measure J on the ballot. Read more

What You Need to Know About County Code

What to know about county code
You may have heard of the County Code, but do you know what it is and how to reference it? It has details about County ordinances on topics ranging from beekeeping to roads. The best part? You can access it online at any time. Read more

In Other News...

Adoptable Pet of the Month

Rookie, dog of the month
Our featured Adoptable Pet of the Month is a sweet dog at Animal Services who is looking for a good home.

Top 5 SLO County Campsites

Top 5 Places to Camp
Summer is a time for camping trips and outdoor fun, and there’s no better place to experience these activities than County parks. We recently reviewed 18 months’ worth of reservations and found the Top 5 campsites.

Retired Deputy DA Receives Career Achievement Award

Lee Cunningham, Dave Pomeroy, Dan Dow
Recently retired Deputy District Attorney David W. Pomeroy received the prestigious John J. Meehan Career Achievement Award from his peers at the California District Attorney Association (CDAA) last month. Read more

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Understanding the Zika Virus

There is no vaccine for the Zika virus, so the best way to prevent this disease is to prevent mosquito bites. Read more

Top 5 Reasons to (Heart) Walk

SLO Heartwalk 2015
The County is partnering with the American Heart Association for the second year for the 2016 SLO Heart Walk in September. Join your colleagues to celebrate healthy lifestyles while helping a worthy cause. Read more

How to Become a Foster Parent in SLO County

Foster Family
Providing a temporary home to a foster child is a rewarding experience. But navigating the process of becoming a foster parent can seem daunting. Here's what it takes to become a foster parent in SLO County. Read more

Public Health Program Serves as Model for Health Promotion

The County ‘s OutsideIn SLO program was one of 19 local health department programs recognized nationally for its response to critical public health needs. Read more


Is Public Service Right for You?

Considering a job in public service is the first step on your path to a truly meaningful career. The County of San Luis Obispo offers a wide variety of career paths for all backgrounds. But is public service right for you? See the advantages of working to serve the public and then check out the latest career opportunities at the County

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Precinct Workers Needed for Election Day, November 8

Calling all students, businesses, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and individual residents: Our Elections Division is looking to hire paid precinct workers to join our election team for Election Day this November. Apply now.

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