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  • "Are we so sure it was a miscommunication? Could it be that the permit for a full demolition is more costly, has more paperwork and likely a much longer process. Not to mention the possible court involvement, historical building discussion and such. Where as a simple remodel permit is easy to obtain, much less costly and no looking it over by other eyes, and the possible fine for the little mistake is less hassle than obtaining the right permit in the first place. Often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission."

    kayaknut commented in:
    Alex Bar-B-Q building in Shell Beach torn down by mistake on 2018-09-19 10:30:07
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  • "Mr. Jim Hill, I would like to thank you for setting the record straight, and I believe that this article clearly shows why Caren Ray is not a credible candidate for the position you hold as mayor of Arroyo Grande.  As you report, time and time again, Caren Ray and her ilk embrace poor public policy, corruption and they work together to hide their unethical and criminal behavior.  Among her closest friends and supporters are the widely discredited Adam Hill and convicted criminal John Wallace, both of whom have donated heavily to Caren Ray’s campaign. Perhaps more troubling than her criminal associations and their thinly veiled corruption, is Caren Ray’s poor judgement and character.  Caren Ray has admitted to being involved in using alcohol while running around Arroyo Grande NAKED.  How many adult public schoolteachers lack the judgement to perform such an immature and idiotic act?  Perhaps this behavior should not result in Caren Ray’s prosecution, but I think most astute people would agree that this is not the type of person we want running our city! As citizens in a democracy, we all have an obligation to support good governance and ethical decision makers.  Mr. Jim Hill has passed the test, and has shown he is willing to confront public corruption, withstand the arrows from the criminal crowd, and persevere through the nonsense of the whacky, ultra-left progressive clowns.  Mr. Hill succinctly points out here why so many local Central Coast residents no longer consider the SLO TT to be a credible newspaper, and SLO TT editor Joe Tarica is just as complicit as the corrupt politicians for the attempt to fool the public. In November, Support incumbent Jim Hill as Arroyo Grande Mayor."

    George Bailey commented in:
    Mayor Jim Hill schools the Tribune on 2018-09-18 20:52:37
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  • "Thank you Mr. Hill for your honesty and integrity while dealing with the corruption that has surrounded you, the Sanitation District and Arroyo Grande. There is a reason why the people of Arroyo Grande elected you as a write in candidate, it's because of your honesty and integrity and for that reason I hope the same people choose not to elect Karen Ray and take a step backwards for the recovery efforts that you have made.It's clear what she stands for and it's not the same as your ethics."

    rukidding commented in:
    Mayor Jim Hill schools the Tribune on 2018-09-18 20:16:32
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  • "I worked 14 hours day and paid into a private retirement fund. I now get social security at around $1300+ a month. I pay an additional $700+ a quarter for supplemental medical insurance. I'm not complaining but everyone in Grover Beach will be receiving better benefits than I receive and probably for working a lot less. If they don't like it and want to get ahead then make a sacrifice and work more or quit crying."

    rukidding commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-18 19:27:17
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  • "Mr. Schmidt has underlined the significant dangers associated with a two-way bike path running along a street with high curbside activity. However experts state (and apparently our tax-payer-paid staff are not the “experts” after all) that bike paths (protected or not) should not be located in neighborhoods where there is high curbside activity. Regarding "high curbside activity”, I’m submitting below two excerpts where one comes from NACTO, a source presumably used by both “BikeSLO” and “SLO Streets for All”: “Paths intersecting many driveways and roadways have a high collision potential for cyclists, because drivers exiting driveways or traveling on intersecting roads often do not look for cyclists approaching in the opposite direction of traffic.”  see: http://keepcontracostamoving.net/site/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CCTA_CBPP_Proposed_Draft_Plan_Update_Appendix_D_Feb-2018.pdf “Bicycle lanes are an important tool to improve comfort and safety on streets where the number of passing events is too high for comfortable mixed-traffic bicycling, but where curbside activity, heavy vehicles, and lane invasion are not significant sources of conflict.”  see: https://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/designing-ages-abilities-new/ages-abilities-design-toolbox/"

    acooper commented in:
    Simple question to SLO staffers, weird answers on 2018-09-18 19:13:29
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  • "If you check on California Transparent you can find all of the salaries and benefit packages for 2017 for Grover Beach employees. Granted everyone wants more and more still would never be enough in most cases. For everyone in Grover Beach who may consider quiting I could guarantee that their would be a line around the building of people who would gladly accept their positions and their pay and benefit packages.The primary purpose of an incorporated city is to serve the people/taxpayers. In the open market benefits are usually very limited and that is, or use to be, why most people got government jobs for the security of employment and the retirement packages."

    rukidding commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-18 18:28:56
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  • "These are hard working employees, many who have been with the city for more than a decade. Why I think in many cases public employees are overpaid, this is not the case here. While the council doubles their own pay and spends big on consultants and management, they want these employees to make less every year because of cost of living increases and health care costs. The council could care less about the employees who keep the city going while they kiss the feet of the pot store owners. Disgusting!"

    JordanJ commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-18 15:14:08
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  • "What s wrong with you? These are human beings. They shouldn't have to work 2 jobs to make ends meet. Can they come to YOU for a better job? Why do some people say "Just go get a better job"? really? How many interviews can YOU get in a month? When? Do you call in sick to go interview? do they have an opening, AND have a better deal than the current position? Do they do interviews on weekends or evenings? "quit your job and go see how the real world works" THIS is the real world. You fight for what you want. this time it's with picket signs. You're a sick person. What have YOU done for higher wages?"

    Ben Daho commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-18 14:51:22
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  • "Everyone knows that Grover Beach is at the bottom of the totem Pole. I would have to say that Grover Beach offers what might be the most affordable housing in the county, so why commute? Then there is always the option and quit your job and go out and see how the real world works. Should just be glad to have a job with benefits."

    rukidding commented in:
    Grover Beach staffers picket city hall, consider strike on 2018-09-18 14:40:35
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  • "The proposal privatizes the health care delivery, however the Sheriff's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mulkerin, will continue to supervise the medical staff. The salary savings will be $2.5M annually. The private contractor already provides the same services in 26 county jails in California and their model has been tested and it works. Besides saving money this plan eliminates the in fighting and buck passing that has gone on between the sheriff's and health departments."

    Gordo commented in:
    SLO County supervisors to vote on outsourcing jail medical services on 2018-09-18 13:49:11
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  • "I am thrilled that the plutonium producing, radiation polluting, potential mega-disaster hazard is soon to be reduced. However, I do not see the financial stabilization from the fed to be anything resembling a hand-out. Given that California (a larger economy than Great Brittan) contributes mega bucks to the federal funds, at least 20% of which are never returned, getting some of it back to help with the absolutely essential transition to clean energy seems more than fair. By the way, in case your political leanings tend to be to root for the "red" team, it is those states to which our 20% is being directed to keep them afloat, so I wouldn't go there if I were you. If you want to go with the argument that Diablo is not a disaster waiting to take out the Central Coast, I will gladly share some facts (obtained from people with multiple degrees) of which I guarantee you must be blissfully unaware. It amazes me how money can blind people to even existential issues."

    Francesca Bolognini commented in:
    Congress to consider funding for locations affected by nuclear plant closures on 2018-09-18 12:47:45
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