San Luis Obispo County supervisors on Wednesday voted to schedule a discussion and vote during next Tuesday's board meeting on a proposed amendment to legislation to form a Paso Robles groundwater management district.
Earlier this week, Supervisor Bruce Gibson, chairman of the board, sent a letter to the bill's author Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian saying the board supported the amendment it because it conforms with the county's legislative platform supporting the formation of a water district.
However, Supervisor Debbie Arnold and some North County residents objected, saying they want a separate discussion and vote and noted that Achadjian had originally asked that supervisors place the item on their June 17 agenda. Wednesday's vote to amend next Tuesday's agenda came during a budget hearing.
The amendment would change the eligibility requirement for three publicly elected at-large members of the proposed district's board to allow them to be residents of the district rather than property owners.
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Dan Buckshi, county administrative officer, said the discussion on the amendment will be placed at the end of Tuesday's agenda. A corrected agenda is expected to be published Friday.