Monthly Archives: January 2007

Nipomo Incorporation Work Shop A Success

Fifty-Six people (one of the largest community meetings ever held) attended the Nipomo Incorporation Workshop today, 1/20/07, at the NCSD building in Nipomo. Also attending were camera crews from KCOY and also KSBY, as well as reporters from The Adobe Press and Santa Maria Times. This was an incredible success by all accounts. A big thanks to Mike and Bonnie Eisner and Kevin Beauchamp for all their pre-workshop planning and hard work. Also a big thanks to everyone to participated in any way, and for all the public who attended. Feel free to leave comments, questions, suggestions or even criticisms about anything you read here. Continue reading


Nipomo Incorporation Workshop Scheduled 1/20/07

Hello everyone,

There will be a community Incorporation workshop as follows: Continue reading

Nipomo’s Incorporation–Where We Should Go From Here

I orginally published a version of this article almost two years ago, in March 2005.  A version of it is on my old blog, and a version was published in the Adobe Press. I’m updating and republishing it now to reflect the most current events, and my own personal thinking about incorporation. I’ve previously published a short history of Nipomo’s incorporation movement here. While there is certainly more to this history, I think what I provided is a fairly accurate overview–though admitedly brief. Continue reading

What Is Revenue Neutrality?

This is an article that I have revamped for purposes of Nipomo’s potential incorporation. It was originally written by
Glenn Robinson a founding director of the Carmel Valley Forum (incorporation committee). Glenn originally wrote this article as part of his involvement with the Carmel Valley incorporation movement. Much of it is applicable to Nipomo, with some of the modifications I have made. I hope it will be instructive in helping educate people about what revenue neutrality is, and how the process relates to incorporation. Feel free to leave comments or ask any questions. Continue reading

Woodland’s Project Doing Well Despite Slow Housing Market

The Santa Maria Times reports that Nipomo’s Woodland’s project is doing well despite a downturn in California’s housing market. Continue reading

Opinion Of The Adobe Press and TPR On Nipomo’s Water

The Adobe Press, last week, and now today the Times Press Recorder have run an editorial discussing the need for Nipomo’s residents to decide its future as it relates to water as well as it relates to growth. The editors make some good points, which should be debated in the weeks and months to come. The editorial is block quoted. My comments are interspersed: Continue reading

Nipomo’s Independence From San Luis Obispo County

This week’s Adobe Press ran a front page article on Nipomo’s possible incorporation. Randi Block did a very good job on researching the article and reporting on the issue. I don’t have too much more to add; but, did want to make just a couple of comments. Continue reading