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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)

SLO council minority halts progress of Grossman development

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council majority failed to muster enough votes Tuesday night to further several large housing projects, including one belonging to a politically connected developer. The city’s general plan update calls for high-density residential... (Continue reading)

SLO Council candidates differ on tax measure

Of the eight candidates vying for a seat on the city council, five said they are in favor of continuing a half-percent sales tax for another eight years during a forum hosted by the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce... (Continue reading)

SLO issuing $8.3 million highway interchange bond

The city of San Luis Obispo will issue $8.3 million in lease revenue bonds to secure the final funding needed to widen a busy interchange at the edge of town. Plans have been in the works for more than a... (Continue reading)

SLO to issue back-to-school fines to rowdy students

As Cal Poly students return to campus, San Luis Obispo police will be patrolling neighborhoods looking for candidates for hefty fines. Beginning Sunday at midnight and continuing over a two-week span, fines will double for violations of the San Luis... (Continue reading)

SLO councilman rips city’s anti-panhandling campaign

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo city councilman is criticizing the city’s latest attempt to address its homeless problem, calling a recent campaign a fundraising effort for a local nonprofit, rather than a deterrent for aggressive behavior in the... (Continue reading)

SLO council voices support for Styrofoam ban

Four out of five San Luis Obispo city council members endorsed a proposed ban on Styrofoam products during a public hearing Tuesday evening. The council directed city staff Tuesday to draft an ordinance banning the use of Styrofoam food and... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo seeking Styrofoam container ban

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo City Council is scheduled to discuss the banning of Styrofoam products on Tuesday evening. In March, the city council asked staff to look into banning Styrofoam products. In California, 80 cities and counties... (Continue reading)



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