Opinion

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Here’s the best motive to love or hate a new water district

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Advocates of a proposed Paso Robles basin water district trooped to the microphone Tuesday like dutiful crusaders, all to inform San Luis Obispo County supervisors of the many reasons for their support. Here’s a really good... (Continue reading)

Stop the Laetitia development

Opinion By TIM TOOMEY The Laetitia proposed ag cluster project, which has been pending since 2004, intends to build 102 estate homes on minimum one acre sites located between Nipomo and Arroyo Grande. It is scheduled for Planning Commission review... (Continue reading)

Dissolution of Los Osos is the only solution

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District was created in 1999 based on the premise of “local control.” When formed, the original board enacted latent powers that included providing the services of sewer, half the community’s water,... (Continue reading)

Open letter to SLO County Board of Supervisors

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND This letter is in regard to the Las Pilitas mine project. Private property rights are a corner stone of a free society in this country. When government tells private property owners what they can and cannot... (Continue reading)

Los Osos officials fail to comprehend water conservation

OPINION BY TOM SALMON The Tribune reports that the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has implemented a 50 gallon per day per person water restriction and no potable water can be used for irrigation outside. The LOCSD fails to... (Continue reading)

Playing the racist card

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Are two members of the Oceano Community Services District Board trying to stop the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District from performing a managerial audit by attempting to connect citizen volunteers to dozens of racist... (Continue reading)

It is time to set the record straight

(Editors note: Aaron Ochs posted,  as a news story, a claim that activist Julie Tacker threatened his family. The claim has been used to demean Tacker, the activist responsible for pointing out Brown Act violations that ultimately led to a... (Continue reading)

Do we need the proposed Paso Robles water district?

OPINION By JIM OLESNANIK I learned long ago that before you can solve a problem, you must first identify the problem and secondly, the underlying cause of that problem. What is the problem? The “problem” is dropping water levels in... (Continue reading)

Oceano board to blame for deficit

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Tonight’s Oceano Community Services District Board meeting will try to answer questions that have been posed to the district since the 3.5 percent rate increase notice went out on March. The rate increase, as noticed by... (Continue reading)

Marine mammal rescue is a problem

OPINION By STEVEN L. REBUCK It should be apparent that the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA) is now causing significant harm to some species of marine mammals. The MMPA proposed to allow marine mammal populations to increase to... (Continue reading)



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