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July 2024 LOCSD ENEWS Online

Waste Management Survey - We Need Your Feedback!
Advertisement for a 5-minute waste survey by SLO County with QR code and links in English and Spanish to participate.

The SLO County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) wants your feedback! Share your thoughts and help improve recycling in our county; this short, anonymous survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Please take the survey here:

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The IWMA thanks you for your input!

California Coastal Commission – Estero Area Plan/Los Osos Community Plan Certification Update June 19, 2024

On June 13th, 2024, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) unanimously certified an amendment to the Estero Area Plan (EAP) with suggested modifications, based on the Los Osos Community Plan. The new policies and regulations of the amendment do not take effect unless the Board of Supervisors takes action to accept the suggested modifications and the CCC subsequently takes final action, recognizing the Board of Supervisors’ acceptance of the suggested modifications.

Key policies and regulations from CCC’s June 13th action:

  • Residential growth rate cap to be 1% of total residential dwelling units
  • Requirement for development to comply with the community-wide Los Osos Habitat Conservation Plan (LOHCP) and Incidental Take Permit
  • Requirement for development to be served by a sustainable wastewater treatment system (such as the Los Osos sewer)

Other key upcoming activities:

  • BMC and water purveyor staff will be working with the County to develop amendments to the Growth Management Ordinance for Los Osos that will include the continuation of the water neutral development requirements (2:1 offset per Title 19) and other safeguards to ensure the sustainability of the groundwater basin.

It is anticipated that the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing in October 2024 to consider the CCC suggested modifications for the Estero Area Plan amendment and an associated growth rate implementation approach. If the modifications are approved by the Board of Supervisors, the final plan will return to the CCC for final action, probably sometime before the end of 2024.

For general Los Osos inquiries and as it relates to LOCP, please use the below general contacts. Inquiries and questions will be routed to the appropriate County staff for follow up and/or answers.


      Phone: (805) 781-5600

Los Osos Basin Management Committees New Website

The BMC has a new website. Go to to view agendas, agenda packets, meeting recordings, important documents, and BMC news. Click “join our mailing list” in the lower right-hand corner of the page to receive email updates and meeting notifications.

Watering Guide for Coastal Areas
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Due to climactic differences in the county, SLO Waterwise Landscaping provides a watering guide to residents for different types of landscaping.

The website,, also has a tool that allows users to browse hundreds of beautiful landscape photos and zoom in on a selected plant.  Detailed plant photos and plant information are then displayed, enabling users to select and print a customized plant list. The website’s resources section provides additional tips on landscape design, soil preparation, planting, efficient irrigation techniques, in addition to the watering guides for the county’s different climate zones. 

Click here to go to SLO Waterwise Landscaping for more information on the watering guide for Coastal Areas!

Updated Los Osos CSD Office Hours

We are updating our office hours so that our lobby is open to the public for a longer period of time. Starting on July 1, 2024 the District will be open from 9AM - 4PM. 

Upcoming Meeting Schedule for the CSD

LOCSD is also continuing with their regularly scheduled Board, Utilities Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee, Emergency Services Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meetings. 

Information for each meeting and how to get connected will be available on the Agenda for each meeting. Agendas can be found on the LOCSD Website ( which is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting time.

Our upcoming meetings are: 

  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - July 8, 2024 @ 5:30PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - July 11, 2024 - Closed Session @5:30 and Open @6PM
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - July 17, 2024 @5:30PM 
  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - July 29, 2024 @ 5:30PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - August 1, 2024 @ 6PM

For more information about the upcoming meetings for LOCSD, please go to our website, or click here

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