September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The San Luis Obispo County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County invite you to attend a special joint education event

Decommissioning Diablo Canyon Power Plant: the future for the lands and facilities

This program will go over a summary of the closure and decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (the last nuclear power plant in the State of California) as well as discuss the future of the 12,000 acre Diablo Canyon Lands surrounding the plant and touch on the opportunities and issues associated with the future of the plant site, facilities, and structures.

Date:  Thursday, September 23, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Via Zoom

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Decommissioning Diablo Canyon Power Plant: the Future for the Lands and Facilities (

Presented by: Kara Woodruff and Jon Ansolabehere


Kara Woodruff is a thirty-year plus resident of San Luis Obispo and a business graduate of Cal Poly SLO.   She is an attorney, financial planner, and mom, and received a joint JD/MA degree in law and public policy from Duke University.

As a former project director for national conservation organizations, Kara negotiated and raised funds for the conservation of over 100,000 acres in SLO County, including at Hearst Ranch, Cambria Pines, Irish Hills, and the Carrizo Plain. She is a member of the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel and an author of the Panel’s Strategic Vision.

Kara holds two jobs, as a VP and registered representative at Blakeslee & Blakeslee, and Senior Policy Advisor for Senator John Laird, 17th Senatorial District of California.

Jon Ansolabehere is the Chief Deputy County Counsel for the County of San Luis Obispo which is an in-house law office for the County. County Counsel’s Office has 15 attorneys and support staff and provides legal services to the Board of Supervisors and approximately 70 other Boards, County Departments, Commissions and entities, including the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and Regional Transportation Authority. At the County, Jon’s primary duties involve advising the Planning and Building Department on land use and development related matters, including energy and mining projects. Before the County, Jon was the Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Luis Obispo and was in private practice before that with the law firm Carmel & Naccasha, LLP. In private practice, Jon represented various cities, special districts, business owners, developers and interest groups mostly in regards to land use and real estate matters. Jon received his law degree from Golden Gate University and received both his Master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Jon lives in Creston with his wife Catherine and two boys.


September 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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