Articles Tagged With ‘Arroyo Grande City Council’




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Arroyo Grande City Council rejects building moratorium

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Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 last week to reject a proposed building and annexation moratorium while the city is under drought water restrictions. Mayor Jim Hill and Councilman Tim Brown supported the moratorium saying that the water its citizens... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande to rehire interim city manager at lower cost

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Arroyo Grande is again planning on rehiring Robert McFall to serve as interim city manager, and by chance, the city is expected to save some money. Earlier this month, the council approved an employment agreement with McFall, but complications stemming... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s rehire of interim city manager in question

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Arroyo Grande City Council’s plans to hire Robert McFall to serve as interim city manager were dismantled shortly after the council voted last week to approve his contract. It is currently unclear whether McFall will go back to work for... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande deserves a responsive and engaged council

LeAnn Akins

OPINION by LEANN AKINS My name is LeAnn Akins and I am running for a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Over the last two years I have closely watched and participated in the local political landscape. I have... (Continue reading)

Battle lines over allegiances drawn in AG Council race

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By KAREN VELIE Following a political shakeup in 2014, seven candidates have entered the race for three seats on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Amid allegations of graft and corruption by former mayor Tony Ferrara and other city officials, in... (Continue reading)

Ken Sage announces run for an Arroyo Grande Council seat

Ken Sage

Ken Sage, a 16-year resident of Arroyo Grande, announced his candidacy for the Arroyo Grande City Council on Sunday. In his announcement, Sage said his top priorities include economic development; water planning; transportation; and enhanced communications between community members, the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council puts state water initiative on the ballot

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Arroyo Grande voters will decide in November whether the city can acquire water from the California State Water Project. City officials say, in light of the drought, Arroyo Grande needs another water source. [Tribune] In 1990, Arroyo Grande voters approved... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray to launch political comeback

Caren Ray

Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager terminated

Arroyo Grande City Manager Dianne Thompson

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to fire its General Manager Dianne Thompson, who the council placed on paid administrative leave last week. Thompson will receive six months severance pay, or approximately $115,000. While the council did not... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande should say goodbye to Dianne Thompson as its city manager. Over the course of her short tenure, she has been unapproachable and standoffish. Public records reflect Thompson was unwilling to meet with members of... (Continue reading)



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