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Sacramento attorney probing SLO County citizens

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Sacramento attorney is probing political opponents of developer Nick Tompkins, as well as allies of Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, prompting some to denounce the effort as a campaign to suppress public participation in local government.... (Continue reading)

The slandering of John Mack

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OPINION by OTIS PAGE Why I believe Planning Commissioner John Mack was slandered — a malicious act to disgrace him in the Nov. 10 meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council. Let me explain as follows: The three Council members... (Continue reading)

Protect the job of Arroyo Grande’s Planning Commission

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OPINION By OTIS PAGE I am beginning to understand the issues about developer Nick Thompkins and the Arroyo Grande City Council’s consideration to dismiss Mayor Jim Hill’s appointee to the Planning Commission, John Mack. The matter is scheduled for hearing... (Continue reading)

Do what is right for Arroyo Grande

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  OPINION By OTIS PAGE I am coming late to this party, but I am ready to “stick my head above the trench” on the present ridiculous Arroyo Grande Council members Kristen Barneich, Barbara Harmon issue regarding Mack. Why? First,... (Continue reading)

FPPC rejects Nick Tompkins’ complaint

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By KAREN VELIE After the Arroyo Grande Planning Commission voted unanimously to reject developer Nick Tompkins mixed use project proposal, Tompkins filed a compliant with the Fair Political Practices Commission against a city planning commissioner who recommended changes to the... (Continue reading)

Are we treating our volunteers fairly in Arroyo Grande?


OPINION by PATTY WELSH I was appointed to be an Arroyo Grande  parks and recreation commissioner in January 2015, and looked forward to serving this year. However, I stepped down this month because of political mudslinging from some of our... (Continue reading)

King City to hire former AG manager Steve Adams

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After searching statewide for a new city manager, the city council of King City decided on ousted Arroyo Grande executive Steve Adams. The council unanimously concluded Adams is the best candidate to serve as city manager, a King City press... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council approves Tompkins’ project again

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A month after approving a mixed-use project planned by developer Nick Tompkins, the Arroyo Grande City Council again approved the development. [Tribune] Tompkins, the owner of development firm NKT Commercial, is planning to build a high-density housing and mixed use... (Continue reading)

Out with the old, in with the new in Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE The Arroyo Grande City Council has hired Dianne Thompson to replace ousted city Manager Steve Adams and plans to replace long-term city attorney Tim Carmel with Heather Whitham. The council is slated to confirm both hires on... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams files claim against Arroyo Grande

By KAREN VELIE Less than a month after the Arroyo Grande City Council agreed to pay former city manager Steve Adams a $71,000 settlement, Adams filed a claim of involuntary separation with the city’s insurance carrier. If the California Joint... (Continue reading)

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