Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’




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SLO to speed up rental inspections despite protests

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The city of San Luis Obispo plans to complete 380 inspections of rental units by June 30. City officials are proceeding with the controversial program, even though two council members say it must stop and numerous residents say it is... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves bonuses for Lichtig and Dietrick

SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve $5,000 retention bonuses for City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. Lichtig has now received bonuses two years in a row, and Dietrick has now received five... (Continue reading)

SLO City manager and attorney to get bonuses

SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending the council vote Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick $5,000 retention bonuses, Dietrick’s fifth bonus or raise in five years. Staff based the requests... (Continue reading)

SLO won’t give voters $20 to spend on candidates

SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter

After Councilman Dan Carpenter changed his position, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to put a halt to a plan to create a democracy voucher system. The council previously endorsed the proposed scheme in which the city... (Continue reading)

3 candidates enter SLO council race

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Three candidates have announced plans to run for San Luis Obispo City Council seats in November. Excluding the mayoral race, two council seats will be up for grabs, and no incumbents will be running. [Tribune] Councilman John Ashbaugh is not... (Continue reading)

SLO council endorses Madonna development

John Madonna’s plans to fashion his proposed project is fashioned after existing retirement communities.

The San Luis Obispo City Council has given preliminary approval for a development proposed by John Madonna, the son of later entrepreneur Alex Madonna. John Madonna plans to build a large-scale retirement community, houses, apartments and retail space on a... (Continue reading)

Carpenter listens to the public, changes position

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER On Tuesday March 15, the majority of the San Luis Obispo City Council including myself, gave direction to staff to return with a discussion of policy, legal and operational issues on the idea to create a... (Continue reading)

SLO may give voters $20 to spend on candidates

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On a 3-2 vote, the San Luis Obispo City Council endorsed the idea of distributing city funds to voters who could then donate the money to council candidates. Under the proposed scheme, city voters would receive $20 “democracy vouchers,” which... (Continue reading)

SLO’s rental housing ordinance treads on people’s rights

San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER In 2015, the majority of San Luis Obispo City Council passed a new Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance. I was one of two council members who opposed it, with the majority — Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, and... (Continue reading)

John Ashbaugh apologizes for lashing out, again

Councilman John Ashbaugh

In response to concerns by several San Luis Obispo residents about demands new development could have on the city’s dwindling water supply and overtaxed infrastructure, Councilman John Ashbaugh lashed out at his constituents. On March 2, Bob Shanbrom emailed city... (Continue reading)



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