Opinion


Facts matter, choose wisely before casting your vote

OPINION by LINDA BECKER Supervisorial candidate Geoff Auslen’s recent email to constituents states his opponent is falsely claiming first responder endorsement. Let’s talk about the real facts and expose the truth. Spreading misleading information reveals so much about one’s character... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar School District must do more to protect students

OPINION by GARY JORALEMON During the 2016-17 school year, a nine-year-old child with special educational needs was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a bus driver employed by the Lucia Mar Unified School District. The child was the sole passenger on the... (Continue reading)

SLO County District 3 Voters: Redeem Yourselves

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Remember the fruit of a poisoned tree. That poisoned tree was the late Adam Hill, the most corrupt locally elected official we’ve seen in decades. While San Luis Obispo County District 3 voters were responsible... (Continue reading)

Misinformation campaign mars SLO County’s District 4 race

By LAURA MORDAUNT A local attorney and his wife appear to have jumped into the disinformation campaign that has already marred the San Luis Obispo County District 4 race between Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding. Attorney Don Ernst received a... (Continue reading)

A vote for Lynn Compton, is a vote for our neighborhoods

OPINION by PAUL HERTEL Let me tell you why I’m endorsing Lynn Compton for San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisor. Lynn was the only South County politician who publicly fought against an underhanded attempt to transform the former Hillside... (Continue reading)

Vote for anyone but Geoff Auslen, the owner of Glenn’s repair

OPINION by THOMAS DAWSON SLO County supervisor candidate Geoff Auslen has earned the dubious distinction of being one of the rudest business owners in Atascadero. An issue that voters need to consider when choosing who to elect in the June... (Continue reading)

It’s time to support safe routes to schools in Oceano

OPINION by CHARLES VARNI If you live in the Fourth District, please call or email San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Compton with the message that you want her to support the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) Oceano infrastructure... (Continue reading)

Memo to Dawn Ortiz-Legg: Stop the Adam Hill style corruption

OPINION by JEANNETTE WATSON In a speech accepting the governor’s appointment, Dawn Ortiz-Legg said she wanted to carry on the legacy of disgraced former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill. Then she began her campaign to name a park... (Continue reading)

Should San Luis Obispo County change its form of government?

OPINION by SARA SEMMES Is the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adequately weighing the risks of adopting a county charter for the singular objective of circumventing a governor appointment should another supervisor seat become prematurely vacant? Are the... (Continue reading)

Bruce Jones is the best candidate for north SLO County

OPINION by CLAIRE MAMAKOS The SLO Tribune’s editorial misses the mark on the District 2 supervisor race when it chastises Dr. Bruce Jones for saying, during a debate, that he is “the only candidate in the District 2 supervisor race... (Continue reading)