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A reckoning for Councilman John Ashbaugh

By KAREN VELIE In the aftermath of San Luis Obispo Councilman John Ashbaugh’s public tirade that included violating open meeting laws, San Luis Obispo City staff announced plans to discuss the violations at the Nov. 10 council meeting. Following months... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh votes in disregard of state ruling

By KAREN VELIE CORRECTION: John Ashbaugh does not own property in the airport area. He  does own property in a focus area of the land use update and because of that the FPPC had ruled that he could not vote... (Continue reading)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh and Carpenter debate Measure Y

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Property and Business Owner’s Association hosted a panel discussion on Measure Y renewal Thursday that featured opposing views expressed by councilmen John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter. Ashbaugh said the city has properly handled... (Continue reading)

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)



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