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Developing permanent water efficient habits will make the most significant impact. Continuing strategies include placing more emphasis on water storage opportunities, use of greywater for landscape applications, and importantly, investing in water reclamation for long term sustainability.
There is no filing fee to file the Nomination Paper. There is a $200 deposit to cover the cost of printing of the Candidate Statement, if you choose to submit one.
Yes, you may sign your own Nomination Paper.
You may withdraw as a candidate at any time PRIOR to the close of the nomination period which is August 10, 2018, or August 15, 2018, if the nomination period is extended. After that date, your name cannot be withdrawn and will appear on the ballot.
The nomination period closes on August 10, 2018, unless an incumbent does not file and then the period is extended to August 15, 2018. A list of candidates will be prepared the next working day and should be available for distribution by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, or on Thursday, August 16. The Official List of Candidates will be updated on the City's website following the random drawing by the Secretary of State on August 16th to determine order in which the candidate names will appear on the ballot.
No. Check your Candidate’s Statement carefully before it is submitted as the content will be printed exactly as submitted. The only amendments allowed after filing are format changes and/or the elimination of excess words.
The Candidate’s Statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, during the period for filing nomination papers and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day after the close of the nomination period, August 13, 2018, or August 16, 2018 if the nomination period is extended.
If you do not plan to spend or receive contributions in excess of $2,000, you are not required by law to form a campaign committee. If, however, your contributions or expenditures exceed $2,000, a campaign committee must be formed pursuant to State law. Please see FPPC Manual 2 for Local Candidates.
Yes, State law allows you to serve as your own treasurer, as long as this is designated on Form 410 - Statement of Organization.
Yes. An assistant treasurer, if so designated on the Form 410, Statement of Organization, is authorized to act on behalf of the treasurer in his or her absence.
The City of Arroyo Grande has not adopted an ordinance limiting campaign contribution levels.
An unsigned campaign statement will be rejected. You and your treasurer must sign the statement.
No. Once the City Clerk has date stamped a campaign statement, it is considered to be filed. You may, however, amend any statement by filing the same form, checking "Amendment" as the statement type, and including the correct information.
The County Clerk has 30 days after the election to canvass the election and certify the results. The City Clerk will present the results to the City Council for its acceptance at the next available Council meeting after receiving the County Clerk's certification.
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Other special meetings are scheduled as needed.
EXAMPLES:• A customer in Tier 1 who has a historical use of 8 units will not have a reduction but will need to stay at 8 units.• A Tier 1 customer whose historical usage is 17 units will need to reduce 10% to 16. • A Tier 2 customer with historical usage of 32 units would need to reduce to 26. • A Tier 3 customer at 57 units would need to reduce to 40.
Violations may also be subject to referral to the City Attorney for appropriate action, including but not limited to prosecution under the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code, as well as possible discontinuance of service.
Customers who incur penalties may have them waived by attending a minimum two-hour session of Water Conservation School, which will be conducted by the City of Arroyo Grande. The option to have penalties waived by attending Water Conservation School shall be available only one time for any customer who has incurred penalties. Water Conservation School will be offered three (3) to four (4) times per year on an as needed basis.
Recent updates to the General Plan Housing and Economic Development Elements prioritize continued modest infill development to meet housing needs and achieve implementation of a moratorium as impacts would include a housing shortfall. Should conditions worsen due to realized impacts to supply or other imposed mandatory reductions, a moratorium will be brought forward for Council consideration.
City Council agendas are posted at City Hall, 300 E. Branch Street. Agendas and staff reports are also available online. You can also subscribe to "Notify Me" to receive automatic notifications when Agendas are available.
Please visit the November 6, 2018 Election page
Contact the Planning Division at 805-473-5420 if you have property specific questions.
The proposed project consists of the construction of a 3,150 square foot fast food restaurant with a drive-thru on the currently vacant property located at 727 El Camino Real (the western corner of the El Camino Real, Faeh Avenue, Bell Street intersection). The new structure is proposed to be one story (21 feet) in height and includes 37 parking spaces.
No. The project application has only recently been deemed complete for processing. City staff is still reviewing the proposal, evaluating the project’s impacts on the environment under the California Environmental Quality Act, and preparing reports for the various Committees and Commissions that will be reviewing the project and making recommendations to the City Council. The City Council will make a final determination on the application at a future public hearing.
State Law and the Arroyo Grande Municipal Code have provisions for public hearing notifications regarding projects such as this. Given anticipated neighborhood interest regarding the proposal, City staff provided notification to property owners within 300 feet of the project site earlier than required by either State Law or the Municipal Code to begin informing the public about the proposal. Additional notices will be mailed to property owners in the neighborhood as the project proceeds to the Planning Commission, tentatively scheduled in October, and City Council, tentatively scheduled in November. Additionally, notices will be sent when the environmental documentation required under the California Environmental Quality Act is prepared and available for public review and comment.
The plans can be reviewed at City Hall, 300 East Branch Street, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Planning Manager Matthew Downing is the City staff member processing the project and is happy to show the plans to the public. If Matt is unavailable, another member of the Community Development Department can show you the plans when you visit. You can send comments to Matt at City Hall or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can email the project manager Matt Downing at email@example.com and request to be notified of meetings and activities associated with the project. Additionally, the City encourages you to sign up for notifications on its website at www.arroyogrande.org.
No fluoride is added to any of the City's water supply, although there is some naturally occurring fluoride in the water.