Vote out the incumbents
October 24, 2012
If you like the way things are in San Luis Obispo, vote for the incumbents.
They have accomplished much: no more free parking downtown on Sundays; doubling of water and sewer rates every 3-5 years; outlawed feeding ducks, lawn furniture and visible trash cans; hired a city manager at a total cost of $330K per year (salary and benefits); squandered money on painting utility boxes at $1500 each, a double-decker bus, a more than $1 million fire truck for non-existent high-rise buildings and postponed building a much-needed fire station; gave away a city parking lot downtown for just over $1 million to the Copelands; looked the other way when city employees dumped toxic waste at the Corporation Yard (federal and state agencies are still investigating – estimated $7 million in fines against the city); and they have the nerve to claim everything is wonderful.
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Vote for Steve Barasch for Mayor. He has the backbone to lead and get things done. This change can’t come soon enough.