To Public Agencies in San Luis Obispo County:

Dear Partner:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and environmental assessment for operation and maintenance of existing Southern California Gas Company pipelines in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties. 

The draft HCP is a planning document that promotes the conservation of 41 federally endangered, threatened or rare plant and animal species, while providing for continued operation and maintenance of existing pipelines across 10,603 square miles in southern and central California. 

Through this collaborative approach, SoCalGas will commit to carrying out conservation measures that minimize and offset potential impacts of operation and maintenance activities on rare animal and plant species, including the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Least Bell’s vireo, San Bernardino kangaroo rat, San Joaquin kit fox, and Braunton’s milk-vetch. 

A notice of availability will publish in the Federal Register on June 19, 2020, opening a 45-day public comment period.Information on how to submit comments will be available at by searching under docket number FWS–R8–ES–2019–N150.

Working with others is essential to protecting ecosystems that benefit society as a whole. The Service regularly engages conservation partners, the public, landowners, government agencies, and other stakeholders in our ongoing effort to identify innovative strategies for conserving and recovering protected wildlife, plants, and their habitats.

Please contact me with questions at

Rachel Henry

Habitat Conservation Plan Coordinator

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office

2493 Portola Road, Suite B | Ventura, California 93003

Phone: 805.677.3312 |

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PLEASE NOTE: Our office telephone numbers have changed. You may still reach our general number at (805) 644-1766 or you may contact me directly at (805) 677-3312.

Comment on the Los Osos Community Plan

The water-related planning documents for Los Osos are now available for public review and all comments must be in to the County by June 26,2020.

Please email questions and comments to Kylie Hensley at by June 26, 2020. 


The tentative board hearing date is now AUGUST 11, not July 7.

Proposed County Ordinance Changes to Title 23 (Coastal) & Title 22 (the rest of the County)

Read the memo from Ted Bench, Senior Planner, Housing & Economic Development to the Community Advisory Councils on why this is being proposed (NOTE from Ted Bench received 5/1/21, ” The “use current date” text should not be on the notices.  They were reminders to me to insert the correct or current dates.  I apologize !):

Title 23—showing proposed document changes:

Title 22—showing proposed document changes:

From the memo:

Please submit comments on the Public Review Draft to Ted Bench, Senior Planner, by Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Community Advisory Councils with a 60-day response period must submit comments by July 17, 2020.

Comments may be submitted by e-mail ( or by mail:

County Planning and Building Department
Attn: Ted Bench
976 Osos Street Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408