Posts Tagged ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’

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Kiss your SLO views goodbye

Going, going Monterey view. Steel framework encloses the disappearing view of San Luis Mountain.

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

Lobbying raises question: Who does Hill work for?

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill, Dee Torres, developer Gary Grossman and Pismo Councilman Erik Howell at a recent fundraiser at Grossman's home.

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part exclusive series about San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s consulting work for a company tied to a prominent developer. Part one, “Supervisor Hill’s 2 jobs raise conflict of interest,” includes... (Continue reading)

Is SLO seeking more development?

water money

The city of San Luis Obispo is seeking to significantly increase the amount of water it receives from Lake Nacimiento, prompting some to question whether city management is seeking more development. Last week, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted... (Continue reading)

Another SLO City clerk departing

SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As with finance directors, city clerks have been prone to departing San Luis Obispo after brief stints with the city under the leadership of City Manager Katie Lichtig. Shortly following the resignation of finance director Wayne Padilla,... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves Pemberton brothers’ project

Josh and Jeremy Pemberton, photo by Noozhawk

Twin brothers Jeremy and Joshua Pemberton have gained permission to open a combination bowling alley, restaurant and concert venue in downtown San Luis Obispo, following a city council ruling Tuesday evening. The Pembertons are planning to develop a 24,500 square-foot... (Continue reading)

SLO council to consider spice ban


San Luis Obispo police are recommending that the city council ban spice and other synthetic drugs that resemble marijuana. The council will consider an ordinance banning the possession, sale and display of synthetic drugs at its meeting Tuesday evening. If... (Continue reading)

SLO City takes citizens on a wild ride

This is a neighborhood policing publicity photo on the city’s website -- of officers with parked vehicle on the Murray median, which is unlawful.

By RICHARD SCHMIDT Usually I write about very serious San Luis Obispo City politics — water rates, tax elections, other boring stuff. Today, dear readers, we’ll talk about goofy little things our city people do, the warp and weft of... (Continue reading)

Pemberton brothers’ SLO project appealed

Josh and Jeremy Pemberton, photo by Noozhawk

The San Luis Obispo City Council will decide whether a downtown location that formerly housed Sports Authority will become a bowling alley, restaurant and performance site for live music. On July 29, the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission approved the... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves pay raises for employees


The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved salary increases for more than 200 city employees, including raises of at least 10 percent for about 28 staffers. On Tuesday, the council finalized a labor agreement between the city and its... (Continue reading)

SLO fire chief to get pay raise of more than $20k


By JOSH FRIEDMAN About 28 employees of the city of San Luis Obisop are slated to receive pay raises of at least 10 percent over the next six months, and at least one staffer’s salary could jump by more than... (Continue reading)

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