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October 2016      |     Volume 1     |     Issue 10

Top 3 Ways Diablo Canyon Closure Will Impact Us

Diablo Canyon aerial view
Many in the community were shocked this summer when PG&E announced its plans to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Since the announcement, the County has been busy behind the scenes studying the impacts this closure will have on our community. Here are the County’s top 3 concerns.

County Financial Outlook in Good Shape

County financial forecast
Despite international volatility, the local economy continues to improve. Read more

In other news...

Juvenile Hall Completed
On Time, Under Budget

Juvenile Hall rendering
County Juvenile Hall got a facelift with new classrooms, housing facilities, offices, indoor and outdoor recreational areas, improved safety and security measures, and improved energy efficiency throughout the complex. Read more

$100,000 Approved for Beautification Projects

grassy hill with diverging trailEight local not-for-profit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 in grant funding from the County of San Luis Obispo to beautify unincorporated areas of the county this coming year. Read more

Addressing Local Mental Health Crises

animated video
Do you know what to do if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis? Watch this video to understand your options and how the County can help. 

Adoptable Pet of the Month: Pinky

Pink the catEveryone likes a highly social, people-loving cat, right? Meet 10-year-old Pinky, a silver tabby whose adoption fees are half the normal cost. Adopt Pinky today

Public Administrator Serves as Final Act of Protectiongraveyard

What happens when someone dies and there is no one willing and able to protect the person's property and or handle final affairs? The County Public Administrator steps in. But things may not always be what they seem. Read more 

Covered California Enrollment Starts November 1

Open enrollment graphic
Many Americans still remain uninsured, experiencing health and financial hardships due to lack of health coverage. Help us spread the word that Covered California open enrollment begins Nov. 1, 2016 and ends Jan. 31, 2017. Read more 

What Happens to Vote-by-Mail Ballots After They're Sent?

Tray of vote-by-mail ballotsThe County Elections Office set a record by sending out over 110,000 vote-by-mail ballots this month. But what happens to the ballot after you’ve mailed in your vote? Read more 

Families Enjoy Airport Day, Rain or Shine

San Luis Obispo Airport Day and Cal Fire Open HouseWet weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of aviation and firefighting buffs at this year’s San Luis Obispo Airport Day and Cal Fire Open House. Read more 

How to Make Halloween Less Scary for Household Pets

Dog in Halloween costume
While Halloween is a treat for people, the holiday can often overwhelm many household pets. These five tips will make this Halloween less scary for your pets.

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 on Nov. 8. Apply now.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22: Board of Supervisors meetings
  • Nov. 11: Veterans Day
  • Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day
  • All month: National Adoption Awareness Month
  • All month: National Diabetes Awareness Month

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

Job Opportunities: Join Our Team

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