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Coastal Commission to decide if Cayucos home is built

The California Coastal Commission will determine the fate of a proposed beachfront Cayucos house that may or may not be located on a coastal bluff. [Tribune] In 1965, builders created a narrow sloping lot at the end of Studio Drive... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande denies Courtland project

Arroyo Grande City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to deny a four and a half acre proposed mix of commercial and residential units near the city’s border with Grover Beach. In Nick Tompkins’ current proposal, he would partner with Andy Mangano... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves high-density housing in flight path

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a plan to overrule a county commission and allow for construction of high-density housing near the regional airport. On Tuesday night, the council voted 4-1 to override the airport land use commission, which... (Continue reading)

Grossman gives gift to group led by new SLO councilman

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Developer Gary Grossman, who is seeking approval for a contested residential development on a San Luis Obispo ranch, has donated $5,000 to an organization headed by the soon-to-be swing vote on the city council. During recent electoral... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill lobbies SLO Council members

By KAREN VELIE The day before San Luis Obispo City Council members are scheduled to make a decision on disciplining Councilman John Ashbaugh for violation of the state’s open meeting law, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill lobbied the... (Continue reading)

Nipomo CSD grants water to development despite city protests

The Nipomo Community Services District board gave initial approval Wednesday to a request for water service at proposed housing development on the Nipomo Mesa. [Tribune] The CSD board voted 4-0, with board member Jim Harrison absent, to grant initial approval... (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)

A crooked road to Arroyo Grande?

Editor’s note: The Arroyo Grande ordinance limiting how the mayor and city council members may legally interact with city staff is at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Business owners and city staffers in Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Atascadero took the bait, hook, line and sinker

OPINION BY MIKE BRENNLER Recent headlines reveal that the infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate Walmart have swollen from $4.5 million to almost $12 million. This should not surprise anyone as warnings were repeatedly raised between 2008 through 2012. Many citizens... (Continue reading)

Measure G and developer subsidies

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT San Luis Obispo is launching a radical change in who pays development’s infrastructure costs, and this is intimately related to Measure G, the city sales tax on November’s ballot. Simply stated, if you vote for Measure... (Continue reading)



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