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What do council members make in SLO County?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Some part-time city council members and mayors in San Luis Obispo County earn high compensation rates for the hours they work. The top earners among council members in the county received approximately $27,000 to $30,000 in total... (Continue reading)

Missing APCD board members spotted

Two San Luis Obispo County supervisors who claimed that they were unable to attend an Air Pollution Control District Board meeting Wednesday morning were spotted at a gathering that afternoon in Pismo Beach. Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill, who... (Continue reading)

SLO grants more than $200,000 to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved more than $200,000 in funding to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Tuesday evening after acknowledging allegations that the nonprofit is fraudulently handling homeless clients’ accounts. The council unanimously approved $125,988... (Continue reading)

SLO tries to parlay its legal losses to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council is threatening that if the two attorneys who sued for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless do not agree to donate half of the $133,880 award of fees to the San Luis Obispo Community Action... (Continue reading)

SLO transient burglarizes shop and passes out in gas station across the street

A 29-year-old transient was arrested for burglary after he insisted on sleeping inside a downtown San Luis Obispo gas station Sunday evening. When San Luis Obispo police arrived around 7:30 p.m., officers discovered that the man had burglarized a popular... (Continue reading)

Marx’s martial arts and Hill’s “kumbaya” highlight SLO homeless meeting

San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx recalled getting punched in the arm outside city hall, Councilman John Ashbaugh proposed video surveillance of the homeless and County Supervisor Adam Hill delivered a “kumbaya” moment during a city workshop Saturday on the... (Continue reading)

Incumbents win sizably in SLO

According to incomplete results, the incumbents will remain on the San Luis Obispo City Council. Mayor Jan Marx won reelection in a landslide victory and councilmen Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh each finished well ahead of their challengers. Marx received... (Continue reading)

Opponent requests another Ashbaugh investigation

San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh is facing another accusation of financial misconduct in his bid for reelection. Ashbaugh, who received a $252 fine Friday for accepting a campaign contribution above the $200 limit, filed a campaign disclosure Thursday... (Continue reading)

City attorney fines Ashbaugh for campaign misconduct

San Luis Obpispo City Attorney Christine Dietrick fined Councilman John Ashbaugh $252 Friday for accepting an illegal campaign contribution from County Supervisor Adam Hill. Ashbaugh admitted to receiving two bottles of wine from Hill in addition to a $200 check,... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh continues questionable use of city email

Following the filing of a campaign misconduct complaint against incumbent San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh, the candidate for reelection once again made personal use of his public email account. The city attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it is... (Continue reading)



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