Opinion


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A 1/2 cent or a 1/2 percent sales tax?

By LAURA MORDAUNT Words used in the San Luis Obispo County Measure J-16 on the Nov. 8 ballot will mislead voters by stating a ½ cent sales tax instead of what it truly is ½... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach needs new leadership

OPINION by ELIZABETH DOUKAS Last week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied fines against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals because of campaign violations that could have swayed the voting public. Mayor Shoals responded in... (Continue reading)

Protecting Arroyo Grande’s water supply

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill Last year, backed by the threat of huge fines, California required Arroyo Grande to cut water usage by 28 percent city-wide. Experiencing unprecedented drought, our residents achieved 37... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill’s conduct is unacceptable

OPINION by CURTIS REINHARDT Unfortunately, our elected San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill has once again used his position in a late-night tirade to pressure and intimidate local citizens to financially support... (Continue reading)

Warde remembers New Times’ Steve Moss

Opinion by Stacey Warde, publisher of the Rogue Voice I worked at New Times as managing editor at the turn of the century, not long after 9/11, when the alternative weekly wasn’t yet 20 years... (Continue reading)

Fight the drought with desalination

By JORDAN CUNNINGHAM Despite last winter’s modest rainfall, California remains mired in its fifth year of drought. Sixty percent of the state has been categorized by the State Water Resources Control Board as being in “severe” or “extreme” drought. Hardest hit is the... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs a change in leadership

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Here we go again; Los Osos Community Services District is looking for a new General Manager.  With 16 or so, under its collective 16 year-old belt, the district is asking for... (Continue reading)

Don’t like Trump or Clinton? Here is an option

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Its election season and most folk assume that they have only one of three choices for president: vote for Trump, Clinton or stay home. But I suggest there is another alternative.... (Continue reading)

Are Morro Bay officials attempting to chip away at Measure D?

OPINION by LINDA STEDJEE A Morro Bay law popularly known as “Measure D” is once again under serious assault by city government. Measure D can be modified or removed from the municipal code only by... (Continue reading)

Tribune’s criticism of France is overreaching

OPINION by OTIS PAGE The San Luis Obispo Tribune joined Obama and the Democrat’s Islamic appeasement tactic in its editorial “The burkini bigotry in France has gone too far” and in a commentary by Cathleen... (Continue reading)



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