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SLO councilman asks CAPSLO to drop homeless services

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One week after the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) shuffled the alignment of its homeless services personnel, a San Luis Obispo city councilman has asked the nonprofit to consider eliminating entirely its homeless services... (Continue reading)

SLO fire chief to retire

San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Charlie Hines will retire from the city in September, according an email memorandum issued by City Manager Katie Lichtig Tuesday. Hines, who recently rehired the embattled firefighter John Ryan Mason, will retire on September 10... (Continue reading)

SLO rates rising despite abundance of water

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo water rates will increase next month for the eighth consecutive year even though the city currently only uses about 55 percent of its annual supply of water. As the city continues to raise rates,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo adopts $111 million budget

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a $111 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday night. Ten years ago, the council adopted a $72 million budget for 2003-2004. In that past ten years, the population... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo to reinstate Ryan Mason

UPDATE: Councilman Dan Carpenter’s statement on this issue is at the bottom of this article. San Luis Obispo officials have agreed to reinstate embattled firefighter John Ryan Mason. The decision was made by Fire Chief Charlie Hines with the support... (Continue reading)

SLO councilman asks candidate to resign from planning post

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo city councilman is asking a council candidate to resign from her seat on a land use planning task force because of a concern that her campaign is interfering with matters of city policy.... (Continue reading)

SLO grants more than $200,000 to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved more than $200,000 in funding to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Tuesday evening after acknowledging allegations that the nonprofit is fraudulently handling homeless clients’ accounts. The council unanimously approved $125,988... (Continue reading)

Incumbents win sizably in SLO

According to incomplete results, the incumbents will remain on the San Luis Obispo City Council. Mayor Jan Marx won reelection in a landslide victory and councilmen Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh each finished well ahead of their challengers. Marx received... (Continue reading)