September 2021 LOCSD ENEWS Online
Water Conservation remains a way of life for Los Osos residents.
We are entering Fall and want to remind our residents to reduce their usage. If your landscape is established you may require less watering than already scheduled. We recommend watering established landscapes twice a week. Watering thoroughly, but infrequently, will help roots go deeper, resulting in more water–efficient, drought–tolerant plants. Newer plantings, vegetables, and potted plants may need more frequent watering. Make your adjustment for fall.
What is a native plant?
Our native plants grew here prior to European contact. California’s native plants evolved here over a very long period, and are the plants which the first Californians knew and depended on for their livelihood. These plants have co-evolved with animals, fungi and microbes, to form a complex network of relationships. They are the foundation of our native ecosystems, or natural communities.
Why are native plants important?
Plants are a cornerstone of biological diversity. Native plants do the best job of providing food and shelter for native wild animals. Native plants are used in the development of new foods, medicines and industrial products. Commercial strawberries were developed using our coast strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, and pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, yielded Taxol, an anti-cancer drug. Native plants are also an essential element in the natural beauty for which California is famous.
What are the benefits of native plants?
Native vegetation evolved to live with the local climate, soil types, and animals. This long process brings us several advantages when we choose to incorporate native plants in our own gardens.
To learn more about native and drought tolerant plants, check out https://www.slowaterwiselandscaping.com/ and check with your local nursery for native plants and care.
Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Creation of a Board Of Directors District-Based Electoral System
The Los Osos Community Services District invites all interested persons to attend Public Hearings on September 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room, located at 2122 9th St. Suite 106, Los Osos, California, or online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86456192412 relative to the following:
CREATION OF A BOARD OF DIRECTORS DISTRICT-BASED ELECTORAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 10010
Public Hearings to receive community input on communities of interest, maps, and election sequencing for the formation of five Board of Directors districts for elections commencing with the General Election in November 2022.
The Board of Directors will discuss, consider, and take community input on the composition of potential Board of Directors election district boundaries, and such other matters as may be related to the formation of Board of Directors districts. Following the public hearings, draft maps of potential Board of Directors election district boundaries will be published, and additional public hearings scheduled. For more information, you are invited to contact Ron Munds, General Manager, at (805) 528-9370 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Staff Reports and any support materials will be available for public inspection in the District Office, 2122 9th Street Suite 110, Los Osos, California, or by visiting the District website at www.losososcsd.org. The Board of Directors may also discuss other hearings or business items before or after the item listed above. If you challenge the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Directors at, or prior to, the public hearing.
We Are Looking For Reserve Firefighters
We are looking for Reserve Firefighters for station 15. To apply, pick up an application at Station 15 - 2315 Bayview Heights Drive, Los Osos. For more information call 805-528-1053
Upcoming Meetings for September 2021 and October 2021
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 (losososcsd.org) which is posted a minimum of 72 hours before the meeting time.
Our upcoming meetings are:
- Special Board of Directors Meeting - September 2, 2021 @ 6PM
- Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - September 9, 2021 @ 6PM
- Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - September 15, 2021 @5:30PM
- Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - October 4, 2021 @ 5:30PM
- Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - October 7, 2021 @ 6PM
- Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - October 20, 2021 @5:30PM
For more information about the upcoming meetings for LOCSD, please go to our website, or click here.