Posts Tagged ‘Measure Y’


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Measure Y and Measure G propaganda machine

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT In the early 2000s, San Luis Obispo’s management decided it wanted more money. It would come from a locally-imposed tax. They had no grand vision for what they’d do with the money, nothing like, say, buying... (Continue reading)

Battle takes shape over SLO sales tax renewal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo city sales tax initiative has a new name, and campaigns have kicked off both for and against the measure. Previously known as Measure Y, San Luis Obispo’s half-cent sales tax has taken on... (Continue reading)

Get your name on a brick at the SLO Skate Park

The City of San Luis Obispo has started construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is scheduled for winter 2015, according to a press release. Community members and businesses interested in... (Continue reading)

Is SLO prepared for possible loss of Measure Y money?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council received a staff report Tuesday on a contingency plan for the loss of around $6.7 million in annual revenue from the city’s half-cent sales tax. The council responded to the report... (Continue reading)

Slo council signs off Measure Y renewal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to place a renewal of Measure Y, the city’s half-cent sales tax, on the November ballot. A simple majority vote on November 4 would extend the sales tax... (Continue reading)

Measure Y renewal moving toward SLO voters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After Councilwoman Kathy Smith switched her position earlier this month on renewing Measure Y, four out of five members of the San Luis Obispo City Council continue to support placing the half cent sales tax on 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)

Smith flips, gives SLO sales tax needed support

Following a change of mind by outgoing Councilwoman Kathy Smith, the San Luis Obispo City Council can place a renewal of the city’s half cent sales tax on the November ballot without skirting the law. State law requires a two-thirds... (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)

SLO sales tax renewal lacking needed support

The San Luis Obispo City Council majority must muster four votes in order to place a renewal of its half-cent sales tax on the November ballot. But, as of Tuesday night, only three council members support doing so. At a... (Continue reading)