Articles Tagged With ‘public comment’




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Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s Amerika

Sheriff Ian Parkinson

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN In a jam-packed San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday that was testy from the start, an incident occurred that occupied the frenzied crowd’s attention for just moments, but... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district board member’s wife behaves badly

Mary Lucey

By KAREN VELIE During a tension filled meeting earlier this month, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board members voted unanimously to add Oceano residents’ sewer charges to their property tax bills. Even... (Continue reading)

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... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)

APCD to pay consultant to teach civility

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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... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)



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