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Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s in charge?

District Staff:

  • Paavo Ogren, General Manager
  • Carey Casciola, Business and Accounting Manager
  • Celia Ruiz, Account Administrator
  • Nicole Miller, Account Administrator
  • Tony Marraccino, Utility Systems Supervisor
  • Jason Carlile, Utility Systems Operator
  • Casey Stewart, Utility Systems Operator

Oceano is an independent special district. It is governed by a five-member board, elected by the voters in Oceano and Halcyon.

The District’s current board members:

  • Karen White, President
  • Linda Austin, Vice President
  • Shirley Gibson, Director
  • Cynthia Replogle, Director
  • Allen Villa, Director

All Board Members welcome your input and questions.

Please feel free to give them a call, email or mail correspondence to PO Box 599, Oceano, CA 93475-0599.

The Board is your voice in local government.

Where does our water come from?

Oceano participates in the State Supplemental Water Project and our water is a blend of ground water from wells, surface water from Lopez Reservoir, and State water. Information on Oceano’s water quality can be obtained at any time–feel free to contact the office to request current data.

Where can I get my question answered for SLO County Flooding and Health Advisory?

Please visit the the San Luis Obispo County Health Agency website or contact them by phone at (805) 781-5544

Important Safety Information on Arroyo Grande Creek Channel Flooding and Evacuation

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