Posts Tagged ‘Arroyo Grande City Council’


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Arroyo Grande Council attendees pick sides, the mayor or police

By KAREN VELIE At Tuesdays Arroyo Grande City Council meeting, proponents and opponents of Mayor Tony Ferrara spoke out during public comment while three San Luis Obispo sheriff deputies and a police commander stood by in case of any altercations.... (Continue reading)

A crooked road to Arroyo Grande?

Editor’s note: The Arroyo Grande ordinance limiting how the mayor and city council members may legally interact with city staff is at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Business owners and city staffers in Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Big guns show for Arroyo Grande Council meeting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande city officials imported backup law enforcement fire power for Tuesday’s council meeting, but a tightly-regimented gathering of citizens remained in check as debate surrounding a July 3 City Hall incident continued to simmer. At Police... (Continue reading)

Dirty dealings at Arroyo Grande Council meeting

OPINION By TORY RAND As I walked into the Arroyo Grande City Council Chambers on the evening of Oct. 14, after having done so many times over the last year, I immediately noticed one thing, instead of the usual six... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande citizens have a right to know

OPINION By OTIS PAGE The citizens of Arroyo Grande’s rights to know, per the Brown Act, that they may be informed, is preempted, forestalled, obstructed and blocked by California Code 54957. It provides for the exclusion of the citizens from... (Continue reading)

AG mayor seeks restraining order on public speaker

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande City Council members met Wednesday morning to “discuss” hiring a private investigator who  apparently had already started his job, and Mayor Tony Ferrara angrily asked for a restraining order on outspoken critic Otis Page. According... (Continue reading)

Speaker ejected from contentious Arroyo Grande Council meeting

OPINION By OTIS PAGE In a very special example of hindsight, the Arroyo Grande City Council called a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning to take public comments, hail the Brown Act, on the plan to select an... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande coverup, a lie of omission

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Why would the citizens of Arroyo Grande approve an investigation contracted by and controlled by its city council when its police, the Arroyo Grande Police Officers’Association (AGPOA) has stated certain members of this council have chosen... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council calls special meeting to hire investigator

The Arroyo Grande City Council will convene for a special meeting Wednesday morning in order to hire a new investigator to delve into an affair involving the city manager and a department head. Arroyo Grande council members Tim Brown and... (Continue reading)

Adams may quit, slaps police again

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Embattled Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams said Wednesday he will be leaving his job when he decides the time is right, and leveled a barrage of accusations against his police department’s contract negotiators.... (Continue reading)



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