Articles Tagged With ‘Code Enforcement’




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SLO to speed up rental inspections despite protests

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The city of San Luis Obispo plans to complete 380 inspections of rental units by June 30. City officials are proceeding with the controversial program, even though two council members say it must stop and numerous residents say it is... (Continue reading)

SLO’s rental housing ordinance treads on people’s rights

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER In 2015, the majority of San Luis Obispo City Council passed a new Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance. I was one of two council members who opposed it, with the majority — Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, and... (Continue reading)

SLO to start inspecting rental units

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A San Luis Obispo city worker will soon begin conducting inspections of rental properties in line with a controversial ordinance adopted by the city council last year. The new rental inspection program is facing growing opposition, and some argue it... (Continue reading)

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)



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