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LWVSLO Supports the Templeton Health Behavioral Facility

A Grand Jury report finds that mental health services in San Luis Obispo County are inadequate and calls for changes. Read details of the report here:

Meanwhile, in "Letters to the Editor" published in The Tribune and in New Times, the San Luis Obispo County League of Women Voters' board of directors announced its support of the proposed Behavioral Health hospital and related assisted living memory care facility for seniors in Templeton.

Louisiana-based Vizion Health LLC wants to build the 96-bed hospital along with a smaller senior facility at 1155 Las Tablas Road across from Twin Cities Community Hospital.

  • Here's an architectural rendering of a mental health hospital proposed for Templeton. COURTESY OF HOCHHAUSER BLATTER ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING

Read more here:

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National League of Women Voters Position Statements

CURRENTLY IN WASHINGTON, DC How the League Decides

The LWVUS public policy positions reflect consensus achieved at the biennial convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States; the "positions in brief" listed here summarize the official statements of position.

The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) efforts focus on:

CURRENTLY IN SACRAMENTO

The following specific issues were selected for emphasis within California at the League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) Convention for the period July 1, 2013-2015:

California League of Women Voters Position Statements

The LWVC has a series of priorities: the Issues for Education and Advocacy set every two years at the LWVC convention, the legislative priorities set for each legislative session by the board, and the core issues of the League that include redistricting, elections, initiative and referendum process, voting rights, campaign finance reform and reproductive choices.

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Local Actions and Positions of LWV of SLO Countyi

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Social Policy: Our Social Policy positions include up-dated position statements on Education, Environmental Health, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Local Library, Local Public Health, and Workforce Housing.

They Represent You

NATIONAL

President Barack Obama Tel (202) 456-1414; Fax (202) 456-2461 Email.

Senator Barbara Boxer Washington, DC: Tel (202) 224-3553; Fax (202) 228-4056 Fresno office: Tel (559) 497-5109; Fax (559) 497-5111 Email

Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington, DC: Tel (202) 224-3841; Fax (202) 228-3954 Fresno office: Tel (209) 485-7430 Email.

U. S. Rep. Lois Capps 23rd District Capitol office: Tel (202) 225-3601; Fax (202) 225-5632 Local office: Tel (805) 546-8348 Email.

STATE

GOVERNOR: Edmund G. Brown Jr. State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 Website.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Gavin Newsom State Capitol, Room 1114, Sacramento, CA 95814 Telephone: (916) 445-8994 Fax: (916) 323-4998 Website

STATE SENATE (District 17):Senator Bill Monning-DEM Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 4066 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 651-4017 Fax: (916) 445-8081

San Luis Obispo District Office 1026 Palm Street, Suite 201 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: (805) 549-3784 Website

STATE ASSEMBLY (District 35): Assembly Member K.H. "Katcho" Achadjian-REP1150 Osos Street , Suite #207 Capitol Office State Capitol Sacramento, CA 94249 (P) (916) 319-2035 (F) (916) 319-2135

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (P) (805) 549-3381 (F) (805) 549-3400 Website

COUNTY

COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Room D-430, County Government Center San Luis Obispo, California 93408 Tel (805) 781-5450; Fax (805) 781-1350

For questions regarding an agenda item, call (805) 781-5011 For questions regarding board actions, call (805) 781-5245 or email your supervisor.

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