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Is SLO prepared for possible loss of Measure Y money?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council received a staff report Tuesday on a contingency plan for the loss of around $6.7 million in annual revenue from the city’s half-cent sales tax. The council responded to the report... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves $10 million plan to restore Laguna Lake

The San Luis Obipso City Council unanimously approved a 10-year, more than $10 million plan Tuesday to restore the city’s rapidly drying lake. The plan to save Laguna Lake will involve restoring eroding creek banks and shorelines and removing sediment... (Continue reading)

State audit finds Hill skirting campaign finance law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An audit conducted by the California Franchise Tax Board has revealed that San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill failed to properly disclose nearly $70,000 in campaign expenditures during his most recent run for office. The California... (Continue reading)

Measure Y renewal moving toward SLO voters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After Councilwoman Kathy Smith switched her position earlier this month on renewing Measure Y, four out of five members of the San Luis Obispo City Council continue to support placing the half cent sales tax on the... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh and Carpenter debate Measure Y

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo Property and Business Owner’s Association hosted a panel discussion on Measure Y renewal Thursday that featured opposing views expressed by councilmen John Ashbaugh and Dan Carpenter. Ashbaugh said the city has properly handled... (Continue reading)

Latino Outreach Council out of compliance

The Latino Outreach Council has failed to file require charity registration papers with the California Department of Justice for more than 10 years, even though the issue has been brought in front of the council multiple times. [NewTimes] In early... (Continue reading)

Atascadero considering sales tax hike

The Atascadero City Council will consider Tuesday whether or not to put a sales tax increase on the November ballot. City staff has proposed placing a half cent sales tax measure on the ballot. The ballot initiative would call for... (Continue reading)

Marx seeking sales tax renewal end-run around law

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx is seeking to use an appellate court ruling to forego the two-thirds council vote requirement to place a tax increase on the November ballot. In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 62,... (Continue reading)

SLO sales tax renewal lacking needed support

The San Luis Obispo City Council majority must muster four votes in order to place a renewal of its half-cent sales tax on the November ballot. But, as of Tuesday night, only three council members support doing so. At a... (Continue reading)

Making an old crime pay

Taking a stab at an issue that might become commonplace in other states soon, Denver’s city fathers are laying down retail rules and tax proposals for the non-medical sales of marijuana in neighborhood settings. (Denver Post) Colorado voters approved legalization... (Continue reading)



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