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November 2016      |     Volume 1     |     Issue 11

Multimillion Dollar Agreement Reached to Ease Local Impacts of Diablo Canyon Closure in 2025

Diablo Canyon aerial photograph
This agreement addresses the County’s concerns about how to cushion the impact of the plant’s closure on local public health, safety and economic stability. The settlement will provide $122.5 million to $147.5 million to address impacts to essential public services, the local economy, and offsite emergency planning efforts until the plant is fully decommissioned. Read more

County Gets High Marks on FEMA Emergency Drill

County Administrative Officer Dan Buckshi works with Office of Emergency Services staff at FEMA drill.Earlier this month, the County and many other local and state agencies successfully demonstrated their ability to protect public health and safety in the event of a nuclear power plant emergency. Read more

Hundreds of Marijuana Grows Registered in SLO County

marijuana plants
So far, 417 marijuana cultivation sites have been registered in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County in compliance with an urgency ordinance passed this fall. But that number may go up a bit as some single registrations will get split up. Read more

In other news...

Longtime County Firefighter Promoted to Deputy Chief

Eric Cleveland
County Fire has a new Deputy Chief. Formerly the assistant chief, Eric Cleveland was appointed to his new role of Deputy Chief this month. Eric filled the role immediately following the retirement of Deputy Chief Steve Reeder, who served with CAL FIRE for 32 years. Read more

Annual Report Takes Home International Gold Award

Responsive design

The County was recognized by an international communications competition for its online 2015 Annual Report. The County's annual report was just one of 11 government websites to earn a 2016 Gold MarCom Award. Read more

Adoptable Pets of the Month: Brothers Henry and Homer

Henry and Homer dogs
Looking for gentle dogs who love people? Brothers Henry and Homer are a two-for-the-price-of-one adoption deal at Animal Services. Read more

New County Social Services Director to Start in January

Devin Drake
The County will have a new Social Services director beginning in January. Devin Drake of Santa Barbara County will replace our County's Social Services Director Lee Collins, who, after 16 years of dedicated service to our community, announced his retirement earlier this year. Read more

Survey Seeks to Identify Local Women’s Needs

Women and girls living in San Luis Obispo County are encouraged to take the annual 2016 Women’s Issues Survey (also available in Spanish) to identify the specific needs of women throughout the county this year. Read more

Secure Your Digital Life

Cyber security graphic

The security of your smart phone is not always guaranteed. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself when using your connected devices. 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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