Politics & Government

Government Watch: A roundup of this week’s agendas

Atascadero City Council. Meets Tuesday. 461-5000. New fundraising agreement for the Charles Paddock Zoo; public statement on the lawsuit filed against the city about the Walmart project; response to the San Luis Obispo County civil grand jury report on medical marijuana.

Paso Robles Planning Commission. Meets Tuesday. 237-3888. Land use updates to the city’s master plan for growth.

Templeton Community Services District. Meets Monday for special meeting. 434-4900. Closed session with the district attorney on a potential litigation. No other details given.

Arroyo Grande City Council. Meets Tuesday. 473-5400. Proposed staffing changes for Arroyo Grande Police Department, which would expand the code enforcement program.

Lucia Mar Unified School District. Meets Tuesday. 474-3000. Budget update; consider positions on November ballot initiatives; board response to 2011-12 county civil grand jury report, “Are Paso Robles School Budgetary Woes a Lesson for Other Districts?”

Nipomo Community Services District. Meets Wednesday. 929-1133. Consider a $219,691 contract for final design of first phase in a phased plan to construct a pipeline to bring water to the community from Santa Maria.

Oceano Community Services District. Meets Wednesday. 481-6730. Consider sewer system master plan; consider applying for various grants to fund water distribution and sewer collection infrastructure.

Pismo Beach Planning Commission. Meets Tuesday. 773-4658. Public hearing on environmental documents, update to the city’s general plan (its blueprint for growth) and the Spanish Springs Specific Plan for a proposal on 961 acres in Price Canyon. Proposal calls for 390 single-family homes, 320 senior units, 83 apartments or condos, a nine-hole golf course, vineyards and a public trail, plus a commitment to fund upgrades at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The hearing will be held and then continued to the Sept. 25 meeting to finish; the commission will then form recommendations to the City Council.