Opinion


Shame on the Tribune

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Shame on the Tribune for its latest editorial on the Housing Accountability Act. That our own newspaper would defend the State’s top-down, autocratic act to “build baby build” regardless of the consequences couldn’t be more... (Continue reading)

Is tire mulch a safe covering for Los Osos playground?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER A few years ago San Luis Obispo County Parks replaced the playground equipment at our one and only park here in Los Osos. When they did, they also installed 240 yards of repurposed shredded tire mulch... (Continue reading)

SLO falls short on addressing climate change

OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER Since San Luis Obispo’s City Council hired a sustainability coordinator and formed a Green Team, we have not seen the city initiate one new prescriptive or incentivized mitigation affecting the built environment that... (Continue reading)

SLO needs a mayor, not a diva

Opinion by Will Powers, Ph.D Many keen local observers have noted the widespread rumblings of discontent among San Luis Obispo citizens frustrated with what they see as the misguided direction the city has taken over recent years. The frustration seems... (Continue reading)

Poor planning is destroying SLO

Opinion by Ben DiFatta I was driving through San Luis Obispo at about 2 p.m.on a Thursday on my way to a doctor’s visit when I hit just about every red light making me almost late for my appointment. I... (Continue reading)

SLO History Center needs to get back on track

Opinion by A.Z. Duesenberg Open letter to SLO County supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton: I am writing due to the deplorable state of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County which is largely funded by SLO County taxpayers. The... (Continue reading)

Why SLO needs a new mayor

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE As a long-time resident of San Luis Obispo, I cannot recall a time when we’ve had a mayor and city council so out-of-touch with its citizens. Once considered the “Happiest Place in North America,” San... (Continue reading)

It’s time for the SLO City Council to consider impacts

Opinion by David Brodie and Allan Cooper Even though there have been zoning studies concerning building height limits in downtown San Luis Obispo, there seems to have been little reference to known negatives related to building heights above two or... (Continue reading)

SLO’s unholy alliance of so-called “progressives”

Opinion by concerned citizens An unholy alliance of so-called “progressives” running our city and out-of-town developers is threatening to destroy San Luis Obispo’s small town charm by promoting excessive building heights and densities. Now City planners are proposing to extend... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande power struggle leads to more dirty politics

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Dirty politics has again raised its ugly head in Arroyo Grande. For years, those who aligned with former mayor Tony Ferrara and his unwavering support for John Wallace have repeatedly accused Mayor Jim Hill – the... (Continue reading)