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Clearing up misinformation about Cambria’s water supply

OPINION By AMANDA RICE I am a regular reader of Cal Coast News, a Cambrian and a current elected board member of Cambria CSD. And I respect the role of journalism as the fourth branch of government. A strong, free... (Continue reading)

Cambria’s $15 million toilet to tap emergency water project

OPINION By EUGENE BLANCK Did you ever wonder why your due process rights were usurped by the Cambria CSD (CCSD) when you were not asked whether you preferred “toilet-to-tap” water for $15 million or 300 acre-feet of fresh well water... (Continue reading)

SLO’s Measure G deserves a yes

OPINION By CLINT PEARCE, ANDREA PEASE and PIERRE RADEMAKER As the co-chairs of SLO Citizens for Measure G, we firmly believe that Measure G will benefit all San Luis Obispo residents and therefore deserves the community’s support. As a reminder,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council lied to the public

OPINION By OTIS PAGE In the Arroyo Grande City Council meeting of Aug. 26 the Council unanimously agreed to a hold special session regarding the Steve Adams/Teresa McClish affair. The video of the Aug. 26 meeting confirms that fact. It... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande councilmember ignores conflict of interest

OPINION By TORY RAND Recently, on August 29th, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 to approve a $70,000 a year, five-year contract with San Luis Obispo based Verdin Marketing to perform Water Conservation Education within the Arroyo Grande Community.... (Continue reading)

SLO economic agency does not support local business

OPINION BY JOHN EWAN Last fall, in three months’ time, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo (EVC), raised over $100,000.00 in fees from SLO county residents installing photovoltaic systems. The EVC gave ¾ of this money, $78,000.00, to... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos be managed by the county?

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has proven to be a failed experiment. Formed in 1998 under the guise of obtaining “local control” the LOCSD has been whittled down to a shell of its former... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande investigation is not a waste of time

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Regarding the Tribunes editorial, “Why is Arroyo Grande wasting time on inquiry into ‘incident’ involving two staff members?” on Aug. 29, it appears the Tribune’s editor and respected correspondent Cynthia Lambert may have the impression that... (Continue reading)

Why vote against public participation?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Why did Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian vote against citizen speech at public meetings? On Wednesday, AB 194 (Nora Campos, D-San Jose) cleared both State Congress houses and now moves toward Governor Brown’s desk, but not with... (Continue reading)

Public input unwelcome in Arroyo Grande

COMMENTARY by DANIEL BLACKBURN Up until today, I’d never met a newspaper that didn’t love a good, old fashioned investigation by some official agency. Now that the Arroyo Grande City Council plans to meet publicly to discuss once more a... (Continue reading)



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