Articles Tagged With ‘Elections’




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SLO won’t give voters $20 to spend on candidates

SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter

After Councilman Dan Carpenter changed his position, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to put a halt to a plan to create a democracy voucher system. The council previously endorsed the proposed scheme in which the city... (Continue reading)

Carpenter listens to the public, changes position

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER On Tuesday March 15, the majority of the San Luis Obispo City Council including myself, gave direction to staff to return with a discussion of policy, legal and operational issues on the idea to create a... (Continue reading)

SLO may give voters $20 to spend on candidates

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On a 3-2 vote, the San Luis Obispo City Council endorsed the idea of distributing city funds to voters who could then donate the money to council candidates. Under the proposed scheme, city voters would receive $20 “democracy vouchers,” which... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidate drops out, endorses Peschong

Anthony Kalvans

A 22-year-old San Miguel CSD director recently dropped out of the race for District 1 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor. He is now endorsing Republican strategist John Peschong for the supervisorial seat. Anthony Kalvans has served on the San Miguel... (Continue reading)

Fareed skips debate for football game

Justin Fareed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A young Republican congressional candidate skipped a debate hosted by the Santa Barbara County Young Republicans last month in order to attend his alma mater’s college football game. The move has prompted a dispute between the Young... (Continue reading)

Vote on Paso Robles water district scheduled

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Property owners and registered voters in the Paso Robles groundwater basin will vote early next year on whether or not to form a water regulatory district. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors scheduled three separate vote-by-mail... (Continue reading)

SF sheriff voted out after killing of Cal Poly grad

Ross Mirkarimi

Four months following the murder of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi lost his bid for reelection in a landslide. [SF Gate] With all precincts reporting and most votes counted, former chief deputy sheriff Vicki Hennessy... (Continue reading)

SF sheriff faces challenge after killing of Cal Poly grad

Ross Mirkarimi

Following the killing of Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is at risk of losing reelection on Tuesday. If Mirkarimi were to lose, he would become the city’s third incumbent sheriff to fail in a reelection... (Continue reading)

California cracks down on ‘dark money’

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted a regulation that will restrict “dark money” from flowing into state elections from elsewhere in the country. [Mother Jones] Dark money is a term that references donations to political campaigns in... (Continue reading)

Democrat to challenge Arnold in District 5 race

Eric Michielssen

A Pozo rancher has announced he will challenge San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold, also a Pozo farmer, for the District 5 seat on the board of supervisors. Eric Michielssen, currently an organic farmer, announced his candidacy during a... (Continue reading)



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