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SLO City takes citizens on a wild ride

This is a neighborhood policing publicity photo on the city’s website -- of officers with parked vehicle on the Murray median, which is unlawful.

By RICHARD SCHMIDT Usually I write about very serious San Luis Obispo City politics — water rates, tax elections, other boring stuff. Today, dear readers, we’ll talk about goofy little things our city people do, the warp and weft of... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill threatens state employee

Supervisor Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill chastised and threatened the job of a state geologist who is critical of the science used to justify the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a regulation that an appellate court recently... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves raise for Dietrick, bonus for Lichtig

City Manager Katie Lichtig

San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig a cash bonus and City Attorney Christine Dietrick her fourth raise in four years. Dan Carpenter dissented. The council also granted Lichtig a car allowance... (Continue reading)

APCD board split over Oceano dunes dust rule

Oceano Dunes 4

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is attempting to rehabilitate its Oceano Dunes dust rule, but in the aftermath of an appellate court ruling against the regulation, some members of the... (Continue reading)

SLO Council slated to ban Styrofoam

The San Luis Obispo City Council will soon vote on a plan to ban Styrofoam food and drink containers, a move the council majority has already endorsed. The proposed ordinance would ban the use of Styrofoam containers and cups in... (Continue reading)

Raise for Dietrick, bonuses for Lichtig on tap at SLO Council

City Manager Katie Lichtig

City Attorney Christine Dietrick may receive her fourth raise in four years, and City Manager Katie Lichtig may walk away with a cash bonus and car allowance at the upcoming San Luis Obispo council meeting. On June 2, the council... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

Councilman John Ashbaugh

By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)

Caltrans tells SLO to rethink building homes near airport

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has warned the city of San Luis Obispo that it should reconsider its plan to allow the construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. In December, the city council voted 4-1, with Councilman... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay marine sanctuary denied

By KAREN VELIE The federal government denied a request by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and members of the public to make a section of the Pacific Ocean between the Monterey Bay and Channel Islands a national marine sanctuary. In... (Continue reading)

Marx calls for rooftop party ban

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is calling for a city ban on rooftop parties, following a weekend incident in which a garage roof collapsed at an early St. Patrick’s Day party. [Tribune] At 6:21 a.m. Saturday, between 30 and... (Continue reading)



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