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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 approves $10 million plan to restore Laguna Lake

The San Luis Obipso City Council unanimously approved a 10-year, more than $10 million plan Tuesday to restore the city’s rapidly drying lake. The plan to save Laguna Lake will involve restoring eroding creek banks and shorelines and removing sediment... (Continue reading)

SLO planning guest house rental ban

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance that would ban many property owners from renting out their guest houses. The council voted 5-0 in support of the ordinance, which contains several... (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)

SLO ratepayers taking a long hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo city staffers are unaware of the last year in which sewer rates have not increased. The city has raised sewer rates for at least the past 21 years, and they will go up again... (Continue reading)

SLO council opts not to slow construction of Cal Poly dorm

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Numerous San Luis Obispo residents stormed out of city hall dissatisfied Tuesday evening after a gridlocked city council opted not to make a last ditch effort to stunt the construction of a Cal Poly dormitory bordering a... (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)

SLO council gives CAPSLO $250,000 for homeless center

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) $250,000 Tuesday to use for the development and construction of a new homeless services center. The council had previously budgeted the... (Continue reading)

SLO Council votes for pay increases

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council awarded itself a pay raise Tuesday evening, and a couple hours later, also gave its top attorney a bump in pay. The council twice voted 3-2, with council members Dan Carpenter... (Continue reading)

Support housing the homeless, not a giant shelter

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON Editor’s Note: Following San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter proposing rapid re-housing for the homeless and a rehab of the current homeless shelter John Spatafore, Sandee Menge, Paul Wolff and Councilman John Ashbaugh voiced their support... (Continue reading)



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