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  • "Just viewed another fire in the riverbed (about 6PM today) - #64 or 65 by now!. I hear where the city plans on clearing out the brush (although after a few more fires, won't be a lot left). It is a very scary thought, but it has to be asked - just what will it take before the city takes immediate pro-active (as in tomorrow) action to remove the cause of these fires - the homeless? I pray it will not take a fire that gets out of control quickly and destroys a few businesses or residences. True enough, the city is out pursuing grants (or more likely another tax on residents) to build a homeless shelter (with showers, kitchens, rec rooms, 3D wide screen TV and many other amenities) for those who have decided to live this way - but really - is this going to have a real, measurable impact - or is this just another CYA statement) Time will tell."

    Paso_citizen commented in:
    Paso Robles declares public safety emergency in Salinas River bed on 2019-07-22 20:30:28
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  • "This is exactly what happens when you pick favorites and don’t follow policy. As the truth is revealed your complicity is exposed and the swamp swallows you up too. It happened to Arroyo Grande’s city manager and mayor. This fiasco along with the police chief and her lost weapon are going to be the undoing of Johnson."

    horse_soldier commented in:
    Emails detail ties between SLO City manager and violent employee on 2019-07-22 20:11:46
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  • "What is so strange about this? It just another perfect example of the corruption in SLO city. You rubby my back - and I'll rubby yours. How long do you suppose it should really take to make a decision - after all video exists - witnesses were there. But here we is several weeks later (I assume the date was in 2019, not 2016 as reported) and Mr. Olcott draws full salary while doing nothing. Really! If the date was actually in 2016 - it is now over three years and still no decision. I have to conclude that the city manager is so underpaid that he can not perform the very bascic functions of the job!"

    Paso_citizen commented in:
    Emails detail ties between SLO City manager and violent employee on 2019-07-22 20:10:45
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  • "Folks, This whole sordid affair invlving Chris Olcott is going from bad to worse, and, once again, SLO City Manager Derek Johnson is showing that he is not up to the task of leading our local city government. His cozy ties and sweetheart deal for Mr. Olcott indicates that Johnson has poor judgement and taxpayers are footing the bill for his corruption. Chris Olcott violently assaulted Ms. Camille Chavez and Mr. Issac McCormack, and he should have been fired immediatly upon his guilty conviction. Putting Olcott on paid administrative leave is the same as a paid vacation, and nobody in the private sector would be treated this way. Olcott is a dangerous criminal and he must not be working in city government. I feel that SLO City Manager Derek Johnson has a pattern of innapropriate relationships with the very employees he is expected to lead, and, at this point, his ability to provide leadership has been seriously undermined by his own poor judgement. A focused and non-partisan SLO City Council would demand answers from Mr. Johnson, but Heidi Harmon and Co. do not have the maturity and objectivity to confront this city manager. Accepting a book of poetry from a city employee on paid leave for violent assault and treating him preferentially in the face of violent criminal behavior shows extremely poor judgement on the part of SLO City Manager Derek Johnson, and the taxpaying public ought to expect more from this overpaid public servant. Fire Chris Olcott AND Derek Johnson. Speak truth to power."

    Mjd commented in:
    Emails detail ties between SLO City manager and violent employee on 2019-07-22 19:03:30
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  • "Every politician in the world is a crook as far as I’m concerned. I don’t discriminate. I’ve been to Dayspring’s place in Grover Beach. Very professional atmosphere and giant inventory. It really doesn’t matter. In 10 years big corporations will own them all. They have more money to buy these corrupt local goons."

    retiredpoliceofficer commented in:
    Morro Bay awards pot shop permit to political donor on 2019-07-22 18:18:32
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  • "Here's where the donations line up. Ray 9/18/18 IBEW $500 9/30/18 Home Builders $200 10/13/18 Central Coast Labor Council $250 11/6/18 So. Cal. Dist. Council of Laborers $1,000 11/12/18 Ca. Laborers Equality & Progress $1,000 12//16/18 Laborers Local 220 $1,000 11/3/18 International Union of Operating Engineers $500 Total $4,450 Lee 2/7/18 IBEW $1,000 7/27/18 International Union of Operating Engineers $750 8/20/18 Plumbers & Steamfitters $750 9/14/18 Home Builders $200 9/27/18 Central Coast Labor Council $250 10/17/18 So. Cal. Dist. Council of Laborers $1,000 10/17/18 Laborers Local 220 $1,000 10/20/18 Ca. Laborers Equality & Progress $1,000 10/29/18 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $750.00 12/14/18 Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 $975.00 Total $7,675"

    Julie commented in:
    South SLO County district passes controversial labor agreement on 2019-07-22 18:02:23
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  • "This decision is so bad...the unions lost their effort to impose a Project Labor Agreement at Cuesta College and now they are all out for every government project around. Make no mistake, this limits the number of bids, as only union contractors will bid and 90% of the construction workforce around here is non-union. Less competition means higher prices. They will bring in laborers from all over California since there are so few locally. SLO City will pay a higher price on its water treatment plant and now South County Sanitation will do the same. Um, make that - SLO city taxpayers will pay more and now South County Sanitation District taxpayers will pay more, too. How anyone could deliberately decide to raise the price on a public works project, exclusively to benefit unions, and rob non-union contractors of even the chance to work on a project tin their own back yard, is the height of arrogance and fiscal irresponsibility. They should be recalled!"

    womanwhohasbeenthere commented in:
    South SLO County district passes controversial labor agreement on 2019-07-22 17:38:24
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  • "A white woman publicly makes a racist statement against white men, even though she's white... And then tries to cover up her racism by saying it's about ideas not race. You can't make this stuff up. How ironic that all the ideas that anti-white progressives like Harmon claim to adhere too, the ideas that came out of the enlightenment, are exclusively European (white) ideas."

    tosmon commented in:
    SLO Mayor Harmon leads ban on monuments that honor people on 2019-07-22 16:48:40
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  • "I guess there is no option at this point except to embrace this new City policy. In that light, I started a petition at change.org requesting that the first monument erected by the City under this new requirement be one honoring the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. How about it, SLO City Council, to you embrace the idea individual rights? Here is the link: http://chng.it/HQjb9BGy"

    PolyInsider commented in:
    SLO Mayor Harmon leads ban on monuments that honor people on 2019-07-22 12:09:42
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  • "It's sort of spin idea on that quote of Gobbels:“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”"

    deepsea commented in:
    SLO Mayor Harmon leads ban on monuments that honor people on 2019-07-22 12:01:30
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  • "Losing the low interest loan is a non-starter. The CWA becomes null and void if the USDA funds are jeopardized. That single question should have been resolved before any lawyers, consultants and staff spent thousands of dollars in time negotiating and drafting contracts. The time value of the money lost from this delay alone is incalculable. The supporters of the agreement came in early touting cost savings to ratepayers. Now all parties admit there will be cost increases -- resulting in higher rates. The project was supposed to be half this price during the Wallace years, and look what that's done already to the cost. The large donations from unions to the mayors just smells like favors. If the mayors believed this was the way to go, they wouldn't have needed to take those contributions and would have advocated this position in their platforms. They would have gotten the votes they needed based on their position -- or not. Most donors are cash, under $99. To hand out huge donations taints the picture. Stay tuned."

    Julie commented in:
    South SLO County district passes controversial labor agreement on 2019-07-22 10:27:32
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  • "So you hit another car and you're at fault, it's a POLICE car, an OCCUPIED one no less, AND you're doing it while DUI drunk at the wheel..... The only more costly and calamitous WRECK one could have would require the actions and deliberations of the Morro Bay City Council and the South Bay bunch."

    LameCommenter commented in:
    DUI driver crashes into sheriff’s car in Paso Robles on 2019-07-22 10:21:06
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  • "Considering that I fully, loyally, and proudly self-identified as a political conservative for nearly 50 years, I know my history. Including that of the past three presidential election cycles, when conservatives exhorted me to vote for especially crappy candidates whose solutions relied on more, bigger government every time. The left offers Pepsi and artificial soy milk. What is called the right now offers Coke and artificial almond milk. I want a party and movement that offer straight tea and REAL milk. Neither exist here ... yet. I didn't leave the conservative movement. It left me. Wake up and smell the coffee."

    FinfreAk commented in:
    SLO Mayor Harmon leads ban on monuments that honor people on 2019-07-21 19:44:31
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