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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


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:


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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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.