Lynn Compton, a Nipomo resident is currently running for the 4th District Supervisor seat, once held by the late Paul Teixeira. I have some questions for her, which I tried posting to her campaign page, but they apparently would not post for some reason. Hopefully she might take some time and respond over here:
1. Supplemental Water for Nipomo, what is your current position?
2. How did you vote (assuming you live within the district) on the most recent pipeline vote?
3. How would you have voted if you were not included in the election, and why?
4. Should the NCSD currently declare a moratorium on building based on lack of water?
5. What is your position on incorporation for Nipomo?
6. Were you part of that movement while it was ongoing–why or why not?
7. What do you think of the county’s practice of placing affordable housing in Nipomo?
8. What do you think is the single largest issue facing Nipomo, and how can it be successfully resolved?
9. What is your position on the Laetitia subdivision planned for the 1,900-acre Laetitia Winery?
Nipomo is always beautiful; however, Spring is spectacular here on the Golden State’s Central Coast. A few random shots in and around Nipomo–The Foot of The Hills–Gateway to San Luis Obispo County . . .
The NCSD has recently provided Nipomo residents with a further flyer entitled Nipomo Mesa Supplemental Water Project Facts. It helps clarify what it going on, why it is going on, the costs, and why we as Nipomo residents should support the Nipomo Water Pipeline from Santa Maria to Nipomo. This supplemental water resource will help safeguard our ground water supply well into the future. This is good for our community, our homes, and our families. Click on the photos to enlarge in order to read:
A review of these documents demonstrate that as part of the Santa Maria groundwater litigation the court has found the need to manage ground water on the Nipomo Mesa. The Court has ordered the NCSD to acquire 2500 acre square feet of water, from Santa Maria. The NNMA reports demonstrate that this supplemental water will further strengthen the health of the Nipomo Mesa Water, by reducing pumping that currently is producing depression areas in some areas of heavy pumping on the Nipomo Mesa by the NCSD.
Today’s Tribune editorial comes out in favor of the NCSD’s efforts to construct a water pipeline from Santa Maria to Nipomo. I think the Tribune editorial is well reasoned and well written. I agree with this editorial, and repost it here to further encourage discussion on this issue in our community: Continue reading →
Below is a repost from the NCSD website which contains a wealth of information about the current need to bring a water pipeline from Santa Maria to supplement Nipomo’s only sources of water, our aquifer. I repost it here because I think it answers from very basic and good questions about why we need to strengthen and protect our current and only water supply. It’s not that we are about to run out of water. Rather, we have only one source, and were it to be jeopardized it would be catastrophic for Nipomo. Continue reading →
One of the critical issues facing Nipomo today is the protection of its water supply. The Nipomo Community Services District has dedicated a portion of its websiteto education the public about the water issues currently facing Nipomo. As time permits I will post discussions about the proposed pipe line and the water issues facing Nipomo.
There is also a private group called Protect Mesa Waterwhich is soliciting donations to promote the assessment district to pay for a water pipeline from Santa Maria to Nipomo and also to help pay advertising costs in support of that effort.
Media accounts across nation over the last weeks and months paint a portrait of an industry in decline all over California: Medical Marijuana. Starting with the Sacramento Beethere remain only eight stores, down from 99 that at one time operated in Sacramento County. Sacramento City has frozen permit applications for new dispensaries, while Sacramento County is cracking down in the unincorporated areas: Continue reading →