Opinion


Proposal to end the lawlessness in Los Osos, help the homeless

OPINION by BECKY MCFARLAND and PAT WEST We are all aware of the fact that the homeless crisis in San Luis Obispo County is growing faster than the remedies. While we are fortunate to have created the Motel 6 Project... (Continue reading)

Homelessness in SLO County is our fault

By GORDON MULLIN “I got a right to be here” growled the homeless gentleman I was talking to just off the trail near our local sewage plant. I was riding my bike along the path and he hailed me down... (Continue reading)

Recall Newsom, it is best for everyone

By Gordon Mullin California has had a robust initiative process built into our state constitution since 1911. We take great pride in our citizen-level powers to shake up all levels of our state officials and no branch, neither executive, legislative... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande rejects water project, the right thing to do

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Finally, someone has “spit out” the Central Coast Blue Kool-Aid that’s been served for years. It’s about time the Arroyo Grande City Council stood up to Pismo Beach on what I call, “Central Coast Boondoggle.” I... (Continue reading)

California’s war against our neighborhoods

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE California’s neighborhoods and the cities that harbor them are under mounting attacks by its Legislature that’s determined to pass a spate of ill-conceived bills that will change our neighborhoods forever. If bills like SB 9,... (Continue reading)

Your SLO County neighborhood is in the state’s crosshairs

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Your neighborhood has a target on its back and your state Legislature is taking direct aim at fundamentally changing it right now. Yet too few San Luis Obispo County residents are even aware of what... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay wind farm is the new bullet train to nowhere

OPINION by BARRY HANSOM News outlets breathlessly reported the great news that California and the feds will build a 399 square mile floating wind farm to generate electricity. The farm will be located 17 to 40 miles offshore west and... (Continue reading)

San Simeon needs an independent general manager

OPINION by MICHAEL DONAHUE It is time for the San Simeon Community Services District to have an independent general manager. The transformation of San Simeon to a normal district with an independent general manager that actively manages the budget and... (Continue reading)

San Simeon CSD versus Hearst, the games begin

OPINION by HENRY KRZCIUK San Simeon Community Services District General Manager Charles Grace and district legal counsel Jeff Minnery, with coaching from Chair Gwen Kellas, a prominent business owner in San Simeon and an unknown developer, are formally challenging Hearst’s... (Continue reading)

People held hostage in SLO were the victims, not the protesters

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Regarding the Feb. 19 Tribune editorial, “Video shows irate driver hitting SLO protesters,” but is it the driver who’s the victim?” The Tribune’s editorial is about the events of last July when a group of Black... (Continue reading)