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Big guns show for Arroyo Grande Council meeting

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Arroyo Grande city officials imported backup law enforcement fire power for Tuesday’s council meeting, but a tightly-regimented gathering of citizens remained in check as debate surrounding a July 3 City Hall incident continued to simmer. At Police... (Continue reading)

Dirty dealings at Arroyo Grande Council meeting

OPINION By TORY RAND As I walked into the Arroyo Grande City Council Chambers on the evening of Oct. 14, after having done so many times over the last year, I immediately noticed one thing, instead of the usual six... (Continue reading)

Speaker ejected from contentious Arroyo Grande Council meeting

OPINION By OTIS PAGE In a very special example of hindsight, the Arroyo Grande City Council called a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning to take public comments, hail the Brown Act, on the plan to select an... (Continue reading)

A.G. won’t pursue investigation of Adams

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Two top Arroyo Grande officials escaped further sanctions late Tuesday after council members veered from promises to probe deeper into the pair’s late-night rendezvous in City Hall. The July 3 incident involving City Manager Steve Adams and... (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)

Here’s a vote for public comment

OPINION By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a general rule, there’s nothing in New Times’ Shredder column that’s worth reading, much less commenting on. Also, as a general rule, I don’t resort to name-calling in my writing. But to outlaws like me,... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the second district

OPINION By TOM DAWSON My wife and I have been attending the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meetings weekly for the last year and a half (yes, we do need to get a life) because we have noticed... (Continue reading)

Gibson picks and chooses public comment

Opinion By JULIE TACKER San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has difficulty listening to public comment. It’s been documented time and time again that as chairman of the board he has shortened speaker’s time, when customarily they... (Continue reading)



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