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Assessment Levels for Fiscal Year 2021/2022

At a public meeting held on July 20, 2021, the District’s Board of Directors set the assessments for the 2021/22 fiscal year for irrigated and non-irrigated lands well below the maximum levels approved by landowners in 2017.  The current Assessment values are:

  • Irrigated Land - $26.00 per acre

  • Non-Irrigated Land - $0.11 per acre

  • Residences - $7.50 per residence

On July 20, 2021, an assessment levied by the Shandon-San Juan Water District for the 2021/22 fiscal year became due and payable.  The District is requesting payment by September 15, 2021.  The assessment will be delinquent if not paid by January 20, 2022.

The funds raised by these assessments enable us to represent your interests in the coming years as the Groundwater Sustainability Plan is implemented.  If you have any questions please, contact us.



The Shandon-San Juan Water District recently received a cease and desist letter from the San Luis Obispo County’s District Attorney’s Office alleging that the District violated the Brown Act.  In the interest of avoiding unnecessary litigation and without admitting any violation of the Brown Act, the District has responded to the DA in the manner the DA requested regarding the past actions that the DA has challenged.  To be clear, the District does not agree with the conclusions contained in the DA’s letter.  We take the Brown Act very seriously.  We have been, and we remain, committed to complying with the Brown Act and promoting public transparency.  


Rather than spend its time and financial resources on litigation, the District decided to continue working tirelessly in the pursuit of any and all solutions that could help bring sustainability to the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin in ways that protect and preserve the local economy. It must be remembered that a recent Cal Poly study showed that the failure to find solutions to the groundwater situation would likely cost the local economy $450 million a year and 3,300 jobs.  Instead of seeking conflict, we will continue to seek those solutions.

The Shandon-San Juan Water District, located in San Luis Obispo County, consists of approximately 135,000 acres.  It was formed effective May 22, 2017.

MEASURE A-17:  Formation of Shandon-San Juan Water District
YES - 100%

A special election was held on April 11, 2017.  100% of landowners within the boundaries voted in favor of forming the District. See results.

The District received the Certificate of Completion from the Local Agency Formation Commission on May 22, 2017. View the full report

The maps were derived from a composite of information adjusted to overlay the GIS shapefile of the Public Land Survey System.  View maps.