Articles Tagged With ‘Bruce Gibson’

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SLO County adopts pot farm ban, but lets current growers stay

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Seven weeks in advance of a statewide vote on legalization of marijuana, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a moratorium on new cannabis grows in the county. However, the urgency ordinance will allow growers who recently... (Continue reading)

Capps backs Central Coast marine sanctuary

Rep. Lois Capps

With just months left in her final term in office, Rep. Lois Capps has thrown her support behind a Chumash tribal proposal to create a national marine sanctuary ranging from Cambria to Santa Barbara. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... (Continue reading)

Who win$ if state controls Paso Robles water basin?

Water pipes laid out at a Justin Vineyard and Winery property

Editor’s Note: This is first in a two-part series examining economic rewards tied to North County water. Cindy Steinbeck’s letter is at the bottom of this article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN A quiet but frenetic land rush in the North County... (Continue reading)

Gibson attempts to turn Paso basin over to the state

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

Editor’s Note: A video of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson asking to give the state control of the Paso Robles basin follows the article. By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the most outspoken advocates of a failed North County... (Continue reading)

Twisted road to the Paso Robles water basin vote

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By KAREN VELIE Following their failed bid to form a Paso Robles water district, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson are wanting the state to take over management of the basin claiming county funds should not... (Continue reading)

DA writes personal check to pay SLO County legal bill

District Attorney Dan Dow

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow wrote a personal check to pay a highly contested $2,874 county legal bill. Dow used his own money to pay the bill after the county board of supervisors refused to let him... (Continue reading)

Who are the highest paid SLO County employees?

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County employees averaged slightly more than $100,000 a year in total compensation for 2014, an examination of county employee pay shows. The county’s top earner was M. Daisy Ilano-Ramos, the medical director of County Mental Health.... (Continue reading)

DA spars with Supervisor Bruce Gibson

District Attorney Dan Dow

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dispute over a small legal bill morphed into a public spectacle Tuesday as a months-long feud between San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and several top county officials reignited at a board of supervisors... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Hill, Tribune got it wrong

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION By DAN CARPENTER After observing most of the public hearing including staff presentation, public comment, and deliberation by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, I believe the majority made the right decision in upholding the appeal of... (Continue reading)

State employee demoted after crossing Gibson

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Succumbing to pressure from San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, the California Geological Survey has demoted a state geologist who is critical of the science behind a contested local air pollution regulation. The demotion has prompted feuding... (Continue reading)

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