Opinion


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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)

Jerry Brown’s misplaced indignation

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Governor Jerry Brown’s incendiary response to Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent Sacramento announcement that he was suing California for violating Federal immigration laws was both entertaining and troubling. And with Trump visit to California, we... (Continue reading)

Residents demand San Luis Obispo fix Brown Act violations

Opinion by Anholm Citizens for Open Government In violating the Brown Act Feb. 20, the San Luis Obispo City Council slapped our neighborhood in the face by surreptitiously undoing an Anholm Bikeway compromise it had adopted just two weeks before.... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill is at it again

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Less than a month after blaming his obscene tirade against Mark Burns on his alleged suffering from depression and his taking a leave of absence to get help for his so-called condition, San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

So much for SLO’s Measure G

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE In 2014, the citizens of the City of San Luis Obispo voted to approve a half-cent sales tax known as Measure G. Set to sunset in 2022, it was sold to the voters as a... (Continue reading)



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