County Roundup


The South County Advisory Council, which counsels the Board of Supervisors on local issues, will hold its annual election March 15.

The meeting runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Nipomo Community Services District building, 148 S. Wilson St.

Nine positions are up for election this year, with varying terms of office.

The council has two elected representatives from each of the seven geographical areas in Nipomo, the Mesa and surrounding areas and two special interest representatives. Voters from each geographical area elect their own representatives, but the public safety representative is voted for at large.The council represents residents from Los Berros Road south to the county line. It recently made headlines by taking a stance against a proposed medical marijuana clinic in Nipomo.

Prospective candidates must submit applications, which can be found at http://scac.ca.gov/e/2010election.pdf through March 8. Applications will also be available at the community services district building and the Nipomo Branch Library.

Completed applications should be mailed to the SCAC Election Committee, P.O. Box 1165, Nipomo, CA 93444 or e-mailed to mjmurphy@scac.ca.gov.

A town hall-style meeting to introduce candidates will take place March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the community services district building.

Complete election information can be found at http://scac.ca.gov/e/2010election.php.

— Bob Cuddy

Arroyo Grande

The City Council has approved a contract to upgrade the Elm Street Community Center parking lot, its pathway and the building to conform with Americans with Disabilities Act access standards.

The contract with Spiess Construction Co. includes the replacement of a concrete sidewalk, drainage piping, striping, ramps with handrails and doorframes.

Work is expected to begin Monday and to be finished by March 26.

— Amy Dempsey

San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo Police and Fire departments and the CHP are holding a child car seat checkup, where San Luis Obispo County Car Seat Coalition members will check vehicles for proper safety seat installation.

It’s designed to teach drivers how to properly install and use child-safety car seats.

The checkup runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Madonna Plaza, off Madonna Road and El Mercado in San Luis Obispo.

— Amy Dempsey