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Ashbaugh votes in disregard of state ruling

By KAREN VELIE CORRECTION: John Ashbaugh does not own property in the airport area. He  does own property in a focus area of the land use update and because of that the FPPC had ruled that he could not vote... (Continue reading)

California Supreme Court rules voter initiatives exempt from CEQA

By STEW JENKINS and KAREN VELIE The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that land use planning by voter qualified initiative is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); even if a city council adopts the voter initiative to avoid... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly mulling $155 million hotel and arena project

Cal Poly is considering building a $155 million on-campus complex that would include a hotel, a conference center and a basketball arena. [Tribune] The proposed project is intended to bolster the university’s hospitality degree program and replace an aging men... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande commissioner accused of conflict of interest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The lead architect of a proposed housing development in Arroyo Grande is a member of the city’s planning commission, a scenario, critics allege, that creates an ethical conflict of interest. Randy Russom, an architect with RRM Design,... (Continue reading)

Get your name on a brick at the SLO Skate Park

The City of San Luis Obispo has started construction on the new SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park and a projected grand opening is scheduled for winter 2015, according to a press release. Community members and businesses interested in... (Continue reading)

Voters to decide on Price Canyon development issues

Pismo Beach voters will get to decide between two development plans for Price Canyon after a proposed initiative received the required approvals to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. A group dubbed Save Price Canyon garnered the required signatures... (Continue reading)

To drive through or not to drive through

OPINION By JULIE TACKER When considering the proposal for the Los Osos McDonald’s drive through in the old Bank of America building at the Vons shopping center, one just has to look at surrounding communities and take note of where... (Continue reading)

Grossman gets initial council support for Dalidio ranch development

After San Luis Obispo rancher Ernie Dalidio fought a multi-decade battle to develop his property and lost, developer Gary Grossman, by most indications, will gain relatively speedy approval for a residential and commercial project he has proposed at the location.... (Continue reading)

SLO residents need to band together

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT The right of the people to know what their local government is doing is sacrosanct in California. State law – the oft-referenced Brown Act – thunders: “The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach group’s large lot ballot initiative

A group of Pismo Beach residents are working to promote a ballot initiative focused on requiring large acreage developments on the east side of the city. The group dubbed Save Price Canyon is working to get the required signatures to... (Continue reading)



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