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September 2016      |     Volume 1     |     Issue 9

Delivering Results

County Ends Fiscal Year in Healthy Financial Position

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The County continues to work well within its budget, according to the fiscal year 2015-16 year-end financial status report presented to the Board of Supervisors by County Administrative Analyst David Grim on Sept. 13.  Read more

Responding to the Chimney Fire

Rocky Butte communications site
When people think of the government's response to wildfires, they often think of the fire department, emergency services teams, and law enforcement. But there's much more to a major response than that. Read some accounts and behind-the-scenes stories of the different ways the County responded to this local emergency. 

Putting Policy Into Practice

Leveling 'Playing Field' for Vacation Rentals 

Victorian vacation rental
In an effort to give all vacation rentals an equal chance to succeed, the County will soon be able to enforce regulations for vacation rentals operating in the unincorporated areas of the county without a valid lodging business license.  Read more

In other news...

8 Things You Didn't Know About the Nov. 8 Election

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The County of San Luis Obispo's Clerk-Recorder's Office will be administering the election on November 8. But a lot goes into this process than most people are aware of. Read more

Turning Challenge into Opportunity for Injured Dog

County Animal Services is accustomed to facing challenges head-on and creating opportunities for animals in need. Such was the case for Yaqui, an affectionate 8-month-old German Shepherd whose back right leg was fractured. Read more


Two Men Convicted of Gang-related Felony Assault

Gang members convicted on felony charges
Thanks to the hard work of the Sheriff's Office and County District Attorney's Office, two gang members were convicted in court of several felonies in September. Read more

Learn Role of Sheriff’s Office in Free Citizen Academy

Sheriff's Citizen Academy
Local residents can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily lives of the hard working men and women in the County of San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office. Read more

County Parks Employee First to Earn Certification

Certified Park and Recreation Professional Lasca Gaylord
Lasca Gaylord is the first County Parks and Recreation employee to become certified as a park and recreation professional, a designation that will benefit the department and the public. Read more

Get Your Free Flu Shot at Public Flu Shot Clinic 

Flu Shot Clinic
The County Health Agency will offer free flu shots to anyone age 3 years and older at a public flu shot clinic on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are no income or residency requirements to get a free flu shot at this event.  Read more

Where Does Your Taxpayer Dollar Go Once it's Collected?

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Property taxes will generate about $475 million this year and tax bills will be in the mail next week. But do you know where your taxpayer dollar goes? Read more

Adoptable Pet of the Month: Sugar the Senior

Sugar the Senior Dog
Sugar has a positive outlook on life that is bound to rub off on whoever adopters her. Because she’s older, Sugar comes with a $35 adopt-a-senior rebate.  Read more

HEAL SLO Celebrates 10 Years in October

HEAL SLO 10 Year Anniversary
Join the County and community partners to celebrate a decade of health education, empowerment and community transformation at the HEAL SLO 10-Year Anniversary Conference on Friday, Oct. 7. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 30. Read more

Upcoming Events

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

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.

Other career opportunities...
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