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Pristine beaches, stunning coastal valleys, clean air, low crime, a top-notch university—a great place to live, work, learn, retire and visit! What business are we in in San Luis Obispo County?


What’s at stake? The reputation that SLO County has become pro-oil development!

What will that mean to residents? A huge cost to the county in reduced property values and property taxes and specifically, if you live within a neighborhood where oil may be explored (that impact potentially covers dozens of square miles), you may not be able to sell your home! That’s right: would you buy a home in an oil field?


What is the bigger picture if the county becomes pro-oil development? Retiring couples and second-home purchasers attracted to our area will avoid rural areas in SLO County and may consider other coastal counties like Santa Barbara or Monterey County; small business owners looking to invest and relocate to SLO for an improved lifestyle may be put off by a pro-oil development energy plan; disgruntled residents impacted by pro-oil may choose to relocate.


If you are concerned or have questions regarding the Porter Ranch project and want to write to voice your opinion or ask further questions of the county, here is the correct contact information:


John McKenzie
Senior Environmental Planner
SLO County Planning & Building Department



Learn more about the project on the county website:




The Court of Appeal of the State of California

Excelaron vs. the County of San Luis Obispo


Today the court has judged in favor of the county:

"The judgment is affirmed. The County shall recover its costs on appeal"


Read the decision



Oil Strategy First, Projects Second - click here

co-written by Tracy Del Rio, President, Huasna Foundation &

Linda Reynolds, Chair, Mesa Refinery Watch Steering Group



New Times story by Colin Rigley: A new oil-drilling proposal in Huasna Valley is nothing like the last one and exactly the same...

Concerned residents of the Huasna Valley and surrounding areas packed the South County Advisory Council meeting (3/24/14) to hear a presentation on the Porter Ranch Oil Project.


This project is a partnership of oil rights owned by subsidiaries, including Alamo Creek Oil Co, of Australian Oil Company, the founders of Excelaron and who are currently suing San Luis Obispo county.



Due to the increase in recent commercial burglaries in the rural areas of San Luis Obispo County, the Sheriff's Office is requesting that residents in these areas be on high alert for any suspicious activity, and to make sure they are reporting these incidents.

The Rural Crime Unit is asking that extra measures be taken to secure your property:
• Make sure you file serial numbers of your property in a safe location
• Consider installing motion sensor lighting, an audible alarm and digital security cameras in non visible locations around your property
• Secure your property in a locked shed if possible

To report suspicious activity, call our Dispatch Center's business line at: (805) 781-4550, and in emergencies dial 9-1-1

Please forward this to anyone who might benefit from this Alert.

Brandy Swain
Crime Prevention Specialist
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office
1585 Kansas Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Office / 805-781-4578
Cell / 805-305-7410


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Arroyo Grande, CA 93421

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