Posts Tagged ‘Code Enforcement’

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SLO City orders PB Companies to tear down project

John Belsher and Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE The City of San Luis Obispo has shut down a construction project by PB Companies, a finance and investment firm. On Sept. 30, San Luis Obispo Assistant City Attorney Jon Ansolabehere sent a certified letter to Belsher... (Continue reading)

Grand jury says Morro Bay needs new approach to code enforcement

The city of Morro Bay is too lackadaisical in its approach to code enforcement, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. In response to a citizen complaint, the grand jury conducted an investigation... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to outlaw odors

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to enact an ordinance that allows the city to prosecute people who allow foul odors to creep across their property lines for a misdemeanor. During public comment, a... (Continue reading)

SLO code enforcers eye landlord housing the poor

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo property owner contends that multiple tenants of his are facing the threat of homelessness as a result of unwarranted action city code enforcers are taking against him. John Holloman, an 84-year-old retired medical... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay officials shut down business competitors of council members

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about allegations of abuse of power and selective enforcement of laws in Morro Bay. Several videos, showing police and planning staff interacting with people who have business interests... (Continue reading)

State eyes Morro Bay commune for violations

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A destination for the downtrodden on the outskirts of Morro Bay has been circumventing a variety of building codes and environmental regulations for more than four decades, and now an official of the California Coastal Commission is... (Continue reading)

County investigating possible water ordinance violators

San Luis Obispo County code enforcement staffers are investigating a dozen reports of people violating a temporary water ordinance that prohibits the planting of new vineyards in the Paso Robles groundwater basin area under most circumstances. On Aug. 27, the... (Continue reading)

SLO battling against room rentals

San Luis Obispo city staff sent cease and desist letters to more than 50 home owners who list rooms in their homes for rent on Airbnb. Airbnb is a popular website where people go to rent rooms in 192 countries... (Continue reading)

Code violations displace 40 students in SLO

Forty San Luis Obispo college students lost their housing Tuesday due to health and safety code violations discovered at Pine Creek condominiums at 1185 Foothill Blvd. After a resident called in a complaint that “the clothes in her closet were... (Continue reading)

Mayor took bribes, headed to prison

The former mayor of the City of Cudahy, California was sentenced Tuesday to one year in federal prison for taking cash bribes in exchange for supporting the opening of a “medical marijuana” store in the city. David Silva, 62, the... (Continue reading)

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