Opinion


Lynn Compton’s critics are way off-base

OPINION by ELSA DAWSON It’s fascinating reading the drum-beat of nasty letters launched by Supervisor Lynn Compton’s critics in their efforts to demonize her for the many good things she’s done. Consider the park funding issue. Last year, after discovering... (Continue reading)

Frat member speaks out about blackface accusations

OPINION by KYLER WATKINS As a former Cal Poly Lambda Chi Alpha member, I would like to respond to numerous statements made by Cal Poly to the press regarding the Lambda Chi Alpha “blackface” incident, in addition to factual misstatements... (Continue reading)

Stop SLO officials’ steamroller mentality

By ALLAN COOPER On the night of April 10, the San Luis Obispo City Council gave direction on a number of very important and controversial changes to the city’s zoning regulations. This direction on policy included: 1) significantly increasing the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district official’s failures need to be corrected

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District held a special closed session meeting on Saturday at 8 o’clock in the morning at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in the city of San Luis Obispo. They were... (Continue reading)

South County sanitation district needs new leadership

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has new leadership, but continues to spiral out of control. Oceano Community Services District Vice President Linda Austin has just one year under her belt as an elected official... (Continue reading)

The perils of Paulding

By T. KEITH GURNEE It’s a well-known fact that supervisorial candidate Jimmy Paulding is joined at the hip with the SLO County Progressives co-chaired by Nick Andre. In fact, Nick Andre is Jimmy Paulding’s campaign manager. Paulding seems like a... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Ian Parkinson accepts responsibility for Holland death

OPINION By IAN PARKINSON The Tribune and many citizens have questioned my actions and statements regarding Andrew Holland’s tragic death. I have sincerely attempted to address the issues fully and factually. My department is also cooperating fully with the FBI’s... (Continue reading)

Andrew Holland’s legacy

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE It was heartening to read of the Holland family’s resolve to use a significant portion of the $5 million legal settlement from the County to raise our consciousness about mental illness while grieving over the... (Continue reading)

Residents deserve restitution from John Wallace

OPINION by JULIE TACKER In 2011 the SLO County Grand Jury found conflicts of interest with John Wallace wearing two hats as district administrator at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District and district engineer as CEO of the... (Continue reading)

Who is buying Jimmy Paulding?

OPINION by GEORGE STRICKLIN Beginning March 6th, and running up to the June primary, candidates are required to file FPPC reports notifying the public of large political donations of $1000 or more given to a candidate. Such donations must be... (Continue reading)