Articles Tagged With ‘Arroyo Grande City Council’




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It appears Arroyo Grande city manager’s days are numbered

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The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to immediately place its controversial General Manager Dianne Thompson on paid administrative leave. In Aug. 2015, Thompson began working as city manager for an annual compensation of approximately $229,000, including salary and... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council votes to reverse medical marijuana ban

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Less than five months after the Arroyo Grande City Council adopted an ordinance banning medical marijuana cultivation and deliveries, council members voted to allow patients to grow cannabis in the city. Faced with a new state law, cities and counties... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council adopts contested letter writing rules

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On a 3-2 vote, the Arroyo Grande City Council adopted a resolution requiring council members to inform one another when they author letters using city resources. Critics have said the rule violates the First Amendment. Council members must now copy... (Continue reading)

AG council considers speech restraint

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By DANIEL BLACKBURN A verbal joust over the limits of individual free speech looms Tuesday when the Arroyo Grande City Council meets at 6 p.m. A recent request by one council member to place on a future agenda a discussion... (Continue reading)

Local nonprofits plagued by financial irregularities

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Two politically-connected nonprofits in San Luis Obispo County have broken federal or state laws, failed to report revenue and refused to comply with financial disclosure rules. The president and founder of one of the... (Continue reading)

Leftover shoe goo, yes, but who’s goo is it?

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OPINION BY LEANN AKINS This letter is in response to Bob Cuddy’s March 24 opinion piece entitled “Leftover shoo goo.” While Mr. Cuddy has correctly identified there are issues presenting themselves within the City of Arroyo Grande and its city... (Continue reading)

Medical marijuana and death with dignity

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OPINION by PATTY WELSH Death with dignity means my loved one can stay comfortable in their own home as the end comes closer. They get to sleep in their own bed be surrounded by friends and family any time night... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay vote for Styrofoam bans

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The Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay city councils both voted in favor of Styrofoam bans on Tuesday. Morro Bay council members voted unanimously for the ban. The Arroyo Grande council voted 4-1, with Councilwoman Barbara Harmon dissenting. The bans will... (Continue reading)

Report on John Wallace presents a cautionary message

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill

OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After six months of investigative work, the long awaited report on past management practices and operations of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will be released and presented at the sanitation... (Continue reading)

Insurance carrier claims hostility in Arroyo Grande

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By KAREN VELIE The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (JPIA) is claiming that comments critical of the Arroyo Grande city manager could be deemed hostile and lead to financial risks for the city, according to a Dec. 21 letter to... (Continue reading)



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