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Luring cities into the Gibson, Hill swamp

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson has launched a stinky political swamp gas attack on the three-member board majority, supervisors Arnold, Compton and Peschong. Gibson sent a letter to the mayors... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council member twists public comment

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN A member of the Grover Beach City Council had her little feelings hurt at the council meeting of May 17. She felt that I called her a whore. Actually, I asked... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district manager accused of bullying

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continues to experience serious personnel issues at great expense to the district. These problems are similar to those documented in the 2011 Ventura County... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill is the real toxin

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The San Luis Obispo County  Board of Supervisors’ comments on Administrator Dan Buckshi’s announcement that he was resigning to take the city manager position in Walnut Creek should come as... (Continue reading)

Shame on SLO City officials’ plans to stifle the public

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT At the beginning of each San Luis Obispo City Council meeting, after council members pledge fealty to the republic whose local operatives they are, come “presentations” and “proclamations,” typically tedious and... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs to reevaluate water rates

OPINION by DOUG SCHEEL The proposed Los Osos Community Service District (LOCSD) water rate increase is a heartless devastating plan to the citizens of Los Osos. Effective in June, if unchallenged, is a water rate... (Continue reading)

Resist the enviro-socialist state

By MIKE BROWN The bad news is that the environmental socialists, who have hijacked the historic Democratic Party, now fully control the government of the State of California as well as that of many cities... (Continue reading)

Campaign finance reform – no half measure

OPINION by STEW JENKINS One of my Grandfathers, Newton Jenkins, started his political career as a Republican Chicago Alderman back when Big Bill Thompson was mayor. According to family history, two gentlemen lived with the... (Continue reading)

Hillary still doesn’t get it

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE After reading accounts of Hillary Clinton’s latest interview on why she lost the 2016 election, she’s unbelievably still in denial. Blaming the FBI Director and WikiLeaks for her defeat on... (Continue reading)

SLO residents need to fight for public participation

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER It is ironic that on the same night that the San Luis Obispo City Council received a Davenport Institute Platinum Award for civic engagement they also discussed limiting public comment to... (Continue reading)

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