RRM in the News: Blakeslee pushes 3 bills to reform water quality rules

Posted by: San Luis Obispo Tribune

By David Sneed |

Prompted by public complaints, state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, is sponsoring three bills that would reform the way the state adopts its water quality protection rules.

At a town hall-style meeting last week hosted by Blakeslee, local public officials and business leaders said the process the state uses to develop rules protecting water quality lacks accountability and needs to be more science-based and collaborative.

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RRM in the News: Design plans move forward for park at Channel Islands Harbor

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Plans to remake Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard took a small step forward  Tuesday when the Ventura  County Board of Supervisors hired a firm to design a new park and a monument  sign at the harbor’s entrance.

Santa Barbara Park will sit on two-thirds of an acre at Channel Islands  Boulevard and Peninsula Road. The sign will be in the median at the intersection  of Channel Islands and Harbor boulevards, at one of the main entrances to the  harbor.

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RRM in the News: New Creston Fire Station

Posted by: Creston Roundup (

The Firehouse: Inside and Out

I was lucky to be invited to join in a visit to the new Firehouse recently. The tour began with a walk-through of the interior, lead by CAL FIRE, Deputy Chief, Rick Swan. Undoubtedly, the most impressive visual feature is the massive trusses above the bays that can house up to 4 engines. We were guided through the office and living quarters, all the while walking on polished, exposed aggregate, concrete floors with skylights overhead and stacks of, yet to be installed, cabinets.

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RRM in the News: New water regulations discussed at Town Hall meeting

Posted by KSBY News: Feb 9, 2012 10:31 PM

Some tough new regulations are on the way for businesses as well as farmers and ranchers that could prove to hurt their bottom lines. It all has to do with how they use water. The new rules are coming down the pike from the state water board and aim to bring California in line with the federal Clean Water Act.

Senator Sam Blakeslee sponsored a town hall meeting tonight to talk about the new rules. Those who showed up are worried the new rules are too tough too fast and could cost jobs. “The business community really knows nothing about this.” said Erik Justesen who was there representing the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. “They have no idea that a very serious large set of new regulations are coming forth very quickly and are going to have a tremendous impact on the way they operate their business.” 

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Industry News: SB 654 Moves to Assembly

California Senate Supports Working Families with Vote to Protect Funds for Affordable Places to Live Housing California Applauds Vote, as SB 654 Moves to the Assembly

Contact: Karen Naungayan, 916.207.9132

January 31, 2012 (Sacramento, CA) — Today, on the Senate floor in California’s capitol, a bi-partisan majority of state senators voted to protect funding for affordable homes by passing Senator Darrell Steinberg’s SB 654, a bill co-sponsored by Housing California. The final vote was 34-1. Tomorrow’s demise of redevelopment agencies will eliminate $1 billion in annual funding to construct affordable places for the state’s working families and most vulnerable residents. Although not a substitute for the lost annual funds, SB 654 will protect roughly $1.3 billion in existing housing fund balances held by redevelopment agencies.

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