Orcutt-area residents will vote on SLO annexation

Voters will decide the fate of the city of San Luis Obispo’s attempt to annex 230 acres in the Orcutt area.

Opponents of the project submitted 22 valid written protests to the agency in charge of approving it — enough to trigger a special election for registered voters living within the area.

Twenty-five percent of registered voters in the area needed to file a protest to trigger the election. A total of 41 percent of the voters within the area protested the annexation, officials with the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission confirmed today.

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder's Office also confirmed that there are now 54 registered voters in the area.

The results were forwarded to the city with a request by LAFCO that it conduct a vote regarding the annexation.

Only the registered voters living within the annexation area will be entitled to vote in the election. The vote can be held by mail if the city chooses.