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Politcal Watch 7/11/13

• The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and South County Transit recently released a press release in response to the death of 4th District SLO County Supervisor Paul Teixeira, saying the staff will deeply miss the board member’s “commitment to public transportation, his friendly demeanor and deep sympathy for those in need throughout the county.” Teixeira served on both boards for more than two years. “Director Teixeira always demonstrated a keen interest in providing quality and cost-effective public transportation services throughout the county and particularly in meeting the transportation needs of those that live in his district,” RTA Executive Director Geoff Straw said the release. “I have no doubt Paul will be remembered as someone that always pushed staff members to look for the next big idea, and he will be missed greatly.” According to RTA staff, Teixeira was also a familiar face at quarterly company barbecues at the RTA headquarters in San Luis Obispo. At these events, anyone could talk to Teixeira and ask for explanations on county matters and offer suggestions. The former government official also enjoyed talking to transportation employees about his favorite hobbies and interests, including vintage automobiles—especially racecars and quirky jalopies.


• The Twitchell Management Authority will be host to a public hearing on July 11 at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room in Santa Maria, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, at 2 p.m. to discuss, and receive public comments, about the Santa Maria Valley Management Area 2012 annual report of hydrogeologic conditions, water requirements, supplies, and disposition. The annual report was prepared by Ludhorff and Scalmanini, the Santa Maria Valley Management Area Engineers, according to the terms of a stipulation in the 2005 legal case, Santa Maria Valley Water Conservation District v. City of Santa Maria, et al. The report is available at, and at the city’s Utilities Department Administration Office at 2065 E. Main St., Santa Maria. Written comments should be addressed to the attention of the Twitchell Management Authority, 2065 E. Main St., Santa Maria, CA, 93454, and must be received no later than July 12, by 10 a.m. Within 45 days after the date of the hearing, the TMA will submit to the court its recommendations regarding the annual report. For more information, call 925-0951, Ext. 7270.

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