Articles Tagged With ‘public comment’




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Public comment on Phillips 66 rail spur drags on

train car

More than 100 public speakers addressed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission Thursday during the agency’s third hearing on the Phillip 66’s proposed rail spur. The planning commission has yet to start deliberating about the project. Phillips 66 plans... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council passes on public comment crackdown

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The Morro Bay City Council discarded the advice of its city attorney who suggested cracking down on public speakers who use council meetings to announce political campaigns. [Tribune] At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Morro Bay resident and former councilwoman,... (Continue reading)

Hundreds descend on SLO to protest Phillips 66 rail spur

Rail Spur protest

Opponents of Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur came from across California Thursday to protest the project as it appeared before the San Luis Obispo County Planing Commission. An estimated total of more than 500 people showed up to the first... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

Wallace signs

By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)

APCD to pay consultant to teach civility

civility

Amid disagreements over high salaries and the controversial dust rule, the divided San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors voted to hire a consultant for up to $5,000 to moderate a team-building workshop tentatively scheduled for... (Continue reading)

Hill accused of harassment

Dick Mason

Veteran radio broadcaster Dick Mason unloaded a barrage of criticism Tuesday at San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, who Mason said has been harassing him and targeting his family. Mason’s sharp comments, delivered during the “public comment” part of... (Continue reading)

Discourse, diversity and democracy

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON As the target of criticism over my role on the steering committee of the SLO County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (a position also held by the fearless publisher of CalCoast News, Karen Velie),... (Continue reading)

Immigrants strengthen and enrich our culture

Refugees trapped between Greece and Macedonia

OPINION by PETE EVANS There is much talk about immigration these days, especially concerning the plight of the multitudes of Syrians fleeing their country due to war and terror. I believe we have in place a method of investigation and... (Continue reading)

Did Lou Tornatzky curse at the public after pledging civility?

Lou Tornatzky

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after agreeing to the League of Women Voters’ civility pledge, Los Osos Community Services District Board member Lou Tornatzky mouthed a slur at an audience member, video shows. On Nov. 5, the Los Osos board heard... (Continue reading)

State employee demoted after crossing Gibson

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Succumbing to pressure from San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, the California Geological Survey has demoted a state geologist who is critical of the science behind a contested local air pollution regulation. The demotion has prompted feuding... (Continue reading)



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