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Jim Hill on issues facing Arroyo Grande

OPINION By JIM HILL Brown Act – California’s Ralph M. Brown Act, also known as the “open meetings act,” makes it illegal for a majority of the members of city councils, commissions or boards to converse on any topic under... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidates argue over proposition 13

By KAREN VELIE The latest skirmish in the contentious battle for San Luis Obispo County’s District 4 Supervisor seat is over the meaning of Proposition 13. Caren Ray and Lynn Compton are battling for what is considered the swing seat... (Continue reading)

Battle to replace Arroyo Grande mayor begins

By KAREN VELIE Following police officer allegations that Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara participated in a cover-up over a city sex scandal, a group of city residents have announced their plans to unseat the controversial mayor. A group of citizens... (Continue reading)

The case against Measure G

OPINION By T. KEITH GURNEE and DODIE WILLIAMS The City of San Luis Obispo and the supporters of Measure G are pulling out all the stops to convince city voters to approve a ½ percent sales tax increase on Nov.... (Continue reading)

SLO Council candidates differ on tax measure

Of the eight candidates vying for a seat on the city council, five said they are in favor of continuing a half-percent sales tax for another eight years during a forum hosted by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande candidate stances vary on Adams’ scandal

Only one of the three candidates for Arroyo Grande City Council agrees with the way the current council handled allegations the city manager violated city policy during a late-night interlude with a subordinate. For more than two months, city official... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County anti-fracking activists wildly outspent

The proponents of a ballot measure calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Santa Barbara County are being outspent on the campaign trail by a ratio of more than 20 to 1. [KEYT] If passed, Measure P... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Caren Ray ‘s unwarranted self-promotion

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a recent mailer and Smart Voter bio, San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisorial Candidate Caren Ray lists some of her accomplishments. She must be underestimating the intelligence of the District 4 voter, expects they... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo residents facing tax fatigue

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER On Nov. 4, San Luis Obispo voters will be voting on three local tax/bond measures. A new ½ percent city sales tax (Measure G), a $177 million San Luis Coastal Unified School District bond,... (Continue reading)

Republican headquarters closed to some candidates

Several candidates for Atascadero City Council are upset that staff at the new Republican Party headquarters on El Camino Real is currently only permitting incumbents to distribute campaign materials through the office. The staff at the Republican headquarters told Atascadero... (Continue reading)



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