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Sanitation district flips, seeks settlement with the state

After picking a multi-year legal fight with state officials, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is now seeking to settle a $1.1 million fine levied against it. In 2010, 384,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed in Oceano homes... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande axes prayer from council meetings

Following a threat of Satanism preaching at council meetings, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted to eliminate its longstanding invocation practice. The council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to stop holding invocations and replace them with moments of silence. Council members... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande denies Courtland project

Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to deny a four and a half acre proposed mix of commercial and residential units near the city’s border with Grover Beach. In Nick Tompkins’ current proposal, he would partner with Andy Mangano... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor seeks sanitation district audit

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has asked the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District to initiate a forensic audit of the district in an attempt to recover the cost of a fine and mismanagement attributed to the... (Continue reading)

Ferrara slams… well, almost everyone

Stringing together a heated litany of complaints and accusations, Arroyo Grande’s dethroned mayor Tony Ferrara launched a lengthy and emotional attack Thursday against the city’s police department and those who worked for his defeat. Ferrara was bounced from his job... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council’s questionable political conduct

OPINION By OTIS PAGE With the election and seating of Jim Hill as Mayor of Arroyo Grande, it is important for citizens to place in perspective that among the accomplishments of the past Tony Ferrara Council there were major failures.... (Continue reading)

New SLO County council members sworn in

Two newly elected mayors took their oaths of office in San Luis Obispo County Monday, as did a new San Luis Obispo councilman who holds the swing vote on a controversial development plan. Swearing in ceremonies for mayors and council... (Continue reading)

Emails expose alleged misconduct by Arroyo Grande officials
 


Editor’s note: A video of Arroyo Grande Council Member Kristen Barneich noting her reasons for voting against an independent investigation into the July 3 incident is at the bottom of this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Several public... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande needs to dump its city attorney

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The question posed at last week’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting by newly elected Mayor Jim Hill revealed a $32,000 expenditure for just one month’s work by legal counsel. This is a billing trend that began... (Continue reading)

Stop blaming Arroyo Grande police officers

OPINION BY OTIS PAGE We have a potentially paralyzing issue in Arroyo Grande that may have a significant effect on Mayor-Elect Jim Hill’s future administration and work with the council. That issue is outgoing Mayor Tony Ferrara’s continued animosity directed... (Continue reading)



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