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Thomas Dawson

Thomas Dawson is a former school teacher and local business owner who currently works with addiction recovery groups.

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Open letter to the second district

OPINION By TOM DAWSON My wife and I have been attending the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meetings weekly for the last year and a half (yes, we do need to get a life) because we have noticed a consistent increase in regulatory legislation and a decrease in business and prosperity in our... (Continue Reading)

ICLEI’s agenda

OPINION By TOM DAWSON Why haven’t we heard about the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and the plans it has for us before now? Working in cooperation with “partner” organizations, globalist politicians from ICLEI have been quietly put into key positions. What may be one of the best kept secrets of the last two... (Continue Reading)

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Resilient Communities and our Supervisors

OPINION By TOM DAWSON On June 21, 2013, the Central Coast Resilient Communities Symposium was held in Santa Barbara. Local officials, key government staff and selected business and non-profit executives in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Opispo counties were invited. It was sponsored by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, commonly known as ICLEI.... (Continue Reading)

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Gibson should not criticize open debate

OPINION By THOMAS DAWSON ” Now for the rest of the story ” referring to the article by San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson on June 5, in which he is complaining about citizens exposing a hidden agenda, and other APCD board members who actually engaged in discussion and debate on the divisive Children’s... (Continue Reading)

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Board of Supervisors’ land grab

Opinion by TOM and ELSA DAWSON The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is at it again. They appear to be pushing through as many fee increases (read higher taxes) limiting use of private property and slowing economic growth and job creation by intruding with more and more regulations, permits, and ordinances on every hand. These are... (Continue Reading)