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Parking rates going up in SLO

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The San Luis Obispo City Council plans to raise parking rates this summer as construction on new developments will lead to the temporary removal of some spaces in the downtown area. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council unanimously endorsed a plan... (Continue reading)

SLO water, sewer rates go up again

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San Luis Obispo water and sewer bills will increase next month and then will rise again in July 2017, continuing a multi-decade streak of increases. As of July 1, water rates will have increased for 12 straight years. Sewer rates... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves raise for Dietrick, bonus for Lichtig

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San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig a cash bonus and City Attorney Christine Dietrick her fourth raise in four years. Dan Carpenter dissented. The council also granted Lichtig a car allowance... (Continue reading)

SLO council votes unanimously for Styrofoam ban

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The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place a ban on Styrofoam food and drink containers. [Tribune] The ordinance will prohibit restaurants from giving Styrofoam containers to customers. It will also ban the retail sale of Styrofoam... (Continue reading)

SLO to ration water if residents don’t cut use

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The city of San Luis Obispo plans to institute water rationing if residents do not cut their water use by more than 10 percent over the next few months. [Tribune] Individual residents of San Luis Obispo currently use about 72... (Continue reading)

SLO Council slated to ban Styrofoam

The San Luis Obispo City Council will soon vote on a plan to ban Styrofoam food and drink containers, a move the council majority has already endorsed. The proposed ordinance would ban the use of Styrofoam containers and cups in... (Continue reading)

Raise for Dietrick, bonuses for Lichtig on tap at SLO Council

City Manager Katie Lichtig

City Attorney Christine Dietrick may receive her fourth raise in four years, and City Manager Katie Lichtig may walk away with a cash bonus and car allowance at the upcoming San Luis Obispo council meeting. On June 2, the council... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

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By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of May 29. City manager Katie Lichtig placed Gesell on paid administrative leave on May 8... (Continue reading)



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