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SLO rental inspection program moves forward

By KAREN VELIE At a contentious council meeting attended by approximately 200 people, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to have staff draft a rental inspection ordinance aimed at eliminating unsafe housing conditions. During the more than four-hour... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves high-density housing in flight path

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a plan to overrule a county commission and allow for construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. On Tuesday night, the council voted 4-1 to override the airport land use commission, which... (Continue reading)

New SLO County council members sworn in

Two newly elected mayors took their oaths of office in San Luis Obispo County Monday, as did a new San Luis Obispo councilman who holds the swing vote on a controversial development plan. Swearing in ceremonies for mayors and council... (Continue reading)

SLO spending nearly $600,000 on improving one city block

The San Luis Obispo City Council has opted to spend nearly $600,000 on improvements to a single block of Higuera Street, three years after it spent more than $700,000 on renovating two adjacent blocks. [Tribune] Last week, the council voted... (Continue reading)

Grossman gives gift to group led by new SLO councilman

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Developer Gary Grossman, who is seeking approval for a contested residential development on a San Luis Obispo ranch, has donated $5,000 to an organization headed by the soon-to-be swing vote on the city council. During recent electoral... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh evades punishment for Brown Act breach

The San Luis Obispo City Council condemned Councilman John Ashbaugh Monday, but opted not to formally punish him for violating California’s open meeting law. During the Oct. 21 council meeting, Ashbaugh chastised Councilman Dan Carpenter for not asking question during... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill lobbies SLO Council members

By KAREN VELIE The day before San Luis Obispo City Council members are scheduled to make a decision on disciplining Councilman John Ashbaugh for violation of the state’s open meeting law, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill lobbied the... (Continue reading)

A reckoning for Councilman John Ashbaugh

By KAREN VELIE In the aftermath of San Luis Obispo Councilman John Ashbaugh’s public tirade that included violating open meeting laws, San Luis Obispo City staff announced plans to discuss the violations at the Nov. 10 council meeting. Following months... (Continue reading)

Developers weigh in on SLO elections

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Several developers with projects under consideration by the San Luis Obispo City Council are injecting cash into the election campaigns of two incumbents who have recently supported their development from behind the dais and a county official... (Continue reading)

Thanks to Carpenter and Smith for protecting SLO

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The following letter was sent to the San Luis Obispo City Council regarding their “failure,” as the Tribune put it, to approve general plan provisions that would allow high density housing beneath the flight path into... (Continue reading)



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