Opinion

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Sanitation district should not yield to Ogren’s outrageous demands

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OPINION By MAYOR JIM HILL As a member of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board, I am committed to minimizing costs and fairness in billing practices for all District ratepayers. The member agencies, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande and... (Continue reading)

Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

Peter Scheer

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

PG&E contractor trashes garden

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OPINION By PEG PINARD A few days ago I received a call from Manuel, from Davey Tree Co., saying that they would be trimming the palm trees away from the power lines on Broad Street. This was not unusual as... (Continue reading)

Who’s really in charge in Oceano?

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OPINION By BEATRICE SPENCER It’s interesting what you learn when you begin to follow things more closely as I have the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, and the Five Cities Fire Authority since the election. I used to... (Continue reading)

Applaud Armstrong for preserving Ag land

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OPINION By WYATT BROWN On Friday, President Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly wrote to the faculty to address them at the end of the academic year and to update them on specific issues that had been at the forefront spring... (Continue reading)

Government needs to focus on infrastructure

Jim Griffin

OPINION By JIM GRIFFIN For decades now, money for infrastructure repairs and re-building and for a wide variety of public services has been steadily slashed and eroded. The average American bridge is about 50 years old with many having already... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor speaks out

OPINION By ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After a dramatic five-week write-in campaign last fall, it’s continued to be an interesting and exciting first six months as Mayor of Arroyo Grande. I believe we have contributed to many positive changes... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano attempting to blackmail the sanitation district?

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Einstein’s definition of insanity is, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I don’t know who is insane; the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) for using bully tactics to get their... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)



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