Opinion


SLO doesn’t need a new assistant city manager

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Based on some research I did recently, it would appear that the City of San Luis Obispo has the highest number of city employees per capita among five comparably sized California cities — Azusa, Covina, Dublin... (Continue reading)

Al Gore movie at the Palm, a must see

OPINION by JAMES DUENOW The 2017 movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel,” at the Palm Theater, is a must see! It is a documentary, narrated by Al Gore, about global warming; its causes, effects and possible solutions. Gore first asserts that warming... (Continue reading)

Tribune editorial exposes writer’s ignorance

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In addition to being factually inaccurate, the Tribune’s recent editorial, “Arroyo Grande mayor claims he did nothing wrong. So why is he so quiet?” takes a poorly aimed pot-shot at Mayor Jim Hill. The Tribune editorial... (Continue reading)

Bike lobby’s control of SLO City Council continues

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Well the bike lobby may succeed after all. Recognized by many as the most powerful special interest group in the city of San Luis Obispo, they seem to have a stranglehold on the city council as... (Continue reading)

Did Russia hack the U.S. election?

By JAMES DUENOW Suppose the Russians stole the election for Trump. It would happen like this: They would bring in a group of their techie experts, perhaps a dozen or so. Having carefully studied the voting and election process, they... (Continue reading)

BOS needs outside investigation into jail death

By MICHAEL F. BROWN The policing and jail business is inherently hazardous. The opportunity for mistakes is ever present. Violent acts and their potential are a constant threat. From time to time split second decisions must be made, such as... (Continue reading)

B-17 will put affordable housing at risk

OPINION by HEIDI HARMON Please vote NO on this misleading ballot measure. It is unnecessary, ill advised, harmful to every affordable housing program in our city, and could trap the community in costly lawsuits. The first section of this ordinance... (Continue reading)

Unite for democracy, YES on Measure B-17

OPINION by STEW JENKINS On July 26, the New Times reported that the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney had determined that the City Council “unlawfully altered the initiative,” Measure B-17, in violation of Elections Code sections 9210 and 9214.... (Continue reading)

Good riddance Hubner

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has finally parted ways with their new administrator. In just over a year Gerhardt Hubner has turned what was a district emerging from a heavy cloud of litigation... (Continue reading)

Vote for affordable housing, yes on B-17

“YES” on Measure B-17 = Repeal of the rental inspection ordinance. “YES” on Measure B-17 = More affordable housing. OPINION by STEW JENKINS This week, San Luis Obispo city residents are getting mail-in ballots. A “Yes” vote will permanently repeal... (Continue reading)