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off. <br />* cit of s� oBispo <br />/ OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />g O� 990 Palm Street ■ San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3249 ■ 805/781-7119 <br />January 14, 2014 <br />VIA FACSIMILE 805-781-1350 <br />Board of Supervisors <br />County of San Luis Obispo <br />County Government Center, Room D-430 <br />San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 <br />Re: Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) <br />Dear Supervisors: <br />I write on behalf of the City of San Luis Obispo to express our concerns of hydraulic <br />fracturing (Tracking") and its potential environmental effects, including contamination of <br />ground water, depletion of fresh water, risks to air quality, noise pollution, the migration of gases <br />and hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the surface, surface contamination from spills and flow - <br />back, and the health effects of these. <br />The City of San Luis Obispo's code does not permit drilling within City limits. <br />However, the adverse health and environmental effects of tracking activity in the unincorporated <br />areas are potentially far reaching, as a result of our shared resources, water, air, roadways and <br />fault line. The City Council, on behalf of its citizens, calls on the County Board of Supervisors <br />to take a proactive approach in adopting a countywide prohibition on fracking that protects the <br />health and quality of life of all of our residents. <br />Thank you for your considerations to this very important issue. <br />Sincerely, <br />Jan Marx <br />Mayor <br />cc: City Council <br />