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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)

Adam Hill explains the path to civility

UPDATE: Shortly after Hill sent out his response, Paso Robles Councilman Fred Strong responded with an email available at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill said Sunday that the path to... (Continue reading)

Dalidio ranch in escrow

By KAREN VELIE Ernie Dalidio abandoned his plan to create a 131-acre mixed-use-development on his land adjacent to Highway 101 near Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, and put the property up for sale. The property, listed at $19,750,000, is... (Continue reading)

Marx blames “blog” in settling SLO flag dispute

The San Luis Obispo City Council patched up its flag display policy Tuesday night, despite Mayor Jan Marx blaming a “blog” for raising the issue. The council voted 3-1 to add Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, as well as September 11... (Continue reading)

SLO to rethink flag lowering policy

The San Luis Obispo City Council will consider adopting changes to its flag display policy tonight, nearly three months after city management ordered employees to raise flags staffers had lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On December 7,... (Continue reading)



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