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SLO Council candidates differ on tax measure

Of the eight candidates vying for a seat on the city council, five said they are in favor of continuing a half-percent sales tax for another eight years during a forum hosted by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce... (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)

Bars buck Marx, will open early for Cal Poly graduation

Downtown San Luis Obispo bars have spurned a request from Cal Poly and Mayor Jan Marx to forego opening at 6 a.m. on the upcoming days of the university’s graduation ceremonies. [Mustang News] For years Cal Poly students have participated... (Continue reading)

Marx, Cal Poly ask bars not to open before graduation

A longstanding tradition of outgoing Cal Poly students drinking downtown on the morning of their graduation ceremonies may soon come to an end if bar owners fulfill a request made by Mayor Jan Marx and a university administrator. On April... (Continue reading)

Marx seeking sales tax renewal end-run around law

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is seeking to use an appellate court ruling to forego the two-thirds council vote requirement to place a tax increase on the November ballot. In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 62,... (Continue reading)

Grossman gets initial council support for Dalidio ranch development

After San Luis Obispo rancher Ernie Dalidio fought a multi-decade battle to develop his property and lost, developer Gary Grossman, by most indications, will gain relatively speedy approval for a residential and commercial project he has proposed at the location.... (Continue reading)

Marx’s car vandalized after SLO council contests binding arbitration ruling

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Monday morning to appeal a ruling that would restore binding arbitration for police and firefighters, a vandal smashed the window of Mayor Jan Marx’s car. Marx attended... (Continue reading)

SLO property owners mull impending zoning changes

The city of San Luis Obispo has yet to convince property and business owners to embrace a zoning change to a blue-collar neighborhood that promotes mixed-use development. In September, the council passed a contested plan to change the zoning in... (Continue reading)

SLO council appoints Barasch to investment committee

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council appointed former mayoral candidate Steve Barasch to the Investment Oversight Committee Tuesday, despite opposition from staff and the mayor. Barasch, who has criticized city financial decisions during regular appearances at council... (Continue reading)

Resilient Communities and our Supervisors

OPINION By TOM DAWSON On June 21, 2013, the Central Coast Resilient Communities Symposium was held in Santa Barbara. Local officials, key government staff and selected business and non-profit executives in the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Opispo counties were... (Continue reading)



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