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Ashbaugh votes in disregard of state ruling

By KAREN VELIE CORRECTION: John Ashbaugh does not own property in the airport area. He  does own property in a focus area of the land use update and because of that the FPPC had ruled that he could not vote... (Continue reading)

SLO Council discusses employee pay study

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council has weighed and accepted the validity of a study that suggests 50 percent of city employees are underpaid. In preparation for upcoming union negotiations, the council opted Tuesday to accept the... (Continue reading)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh and Carpenter debate Measure Y

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Property and Business Owner’s Association hosted a panel discussion on Measure Y renewal Thursday that featured opposing views expressed by councilmen John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter. Ashbaugh said the city has properly handled... (Continue reading)

Traditional homeless shelter vs. permanent housing

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Two overriding concerns are prevalent when addressing the homeless situation in San Luis Obispo. How do we maintain the health and safety of our businesses and residents while at the same time providing a... (Continue reading)

Prohibition ended over 80 years ago

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Madam Mayor and Mr. Vice-President – Prohibition ended over 80 years ago. The Mayor along with Cal Poly vice-president of student affairs have asked bars to stop opening early on commencement day. This is... (Continue reading)

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)



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