Opinion


Are Measure G promoters attempting to confuse voters?

OPINION by EDIE KNIGHT An Oct. 18 Tribune article reported: “Yes on Measure G proponents have acknowledged that the language of the initiative is confusing.” I’m starting to wonder if the confusing language is on purpose because even Measure G... (Continue reading)

Follow the money on Measure G

OPINION by GREG O’SULLIVAN Measure G is a non-partisan issue, even though the Big Oil companies, and their in-county consultant Supervisor John Peschong’s Meridian Pacific (who has been paid $600,000 to run the no campaign, as well as Jordan Cunningham’s... (Continue reading)

Facts SLO City Hall cannot defend

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT It was one of those Alice in Wonderland moments observers of the San Luis Obispo City Council see so often under our current mayor’s rule. Jeffery Specht, a candidate for the council, had just begun speaking... (Continue reading)

Ignore fear mongering, vote Jim Hill for Arroyo Grande mayor

OPINION by LINDA DRUMMY The Five Cities Fire Authority union has endorsed Caren Ray, Jimmy Paulding and Keith Storton in the Arroyo Grande mayor and council races. I received a robo call that surprised me in its fear-tactic use of... (Continue reading)

Seeking truth in McClatchy reporting

An open letter to Craig Forman, McClatchy News president and CEO OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Hello, Mr. Forman: We haven’t yet chatted, but I thought you should know that you have been buffaloed… misled… fooled… or just plain lied to... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray’s rose colored view of the past

OPINION by JULIE TACKER During a recent interview on the Dave Congalton Show, Arroyo Grande city council woman and former San Luis Obispo County supervisor, Caren Ray, who served on the Integrated Waste Management Authority board said, the IWMA “went... (Continue reading)

Could SLO’s tiny home plan derail zero net energy goal?

OPINION by JOHN EWAN Climate change is the result of decisions and actions we make on how much of, and how we use, the world’s natural resources. San Luis Obispo’s proposed Tiny House on Wheels ordinance, created and passed at... (Continue reading)

What the Tribune would not print

OPINION by KEN SCHWARTZ Make no mistake Tom Fulks, I wholeheartedly support Keith Gurnee for San Luis Obispo mayor! Despite your random flauntings of Keith’s standings on various frivolous issues, you conveniently overlook Keith’s creative talent. Keith is a talented... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray attempts to intimidate voters

OPINION by COLEEN KUBEL I am a candidate for a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. I am running because I love the people of Arroyo Grande, and I have always loved helping people. I have been in public... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray favors developers over residents

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Caren Ray, candidate for mayor of Arroyo Grande, says one of her “visions” for the city is to take the uncertainty out of development; making it easier for developers to get their projects through the process.... (Continue reading)