Opinion


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Take control of SLO’s housing policies, vote yes on Measure B

OPINION by STEW JENKINS On February 16, a small group of San Luis Obispo city residents turned in 1,502 pages of signature in an initiative measure asking that the city’s unconstitutional and discriminatory rental housing inspection ordinance be repealed and... (Continue reading)

Luring cities into the Gibson, Hill swamp

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson has launched a stinky political swamp gas attack on the three-member board majority, supervisors Arnold, Compton and Peschong. Gibson sent a letter to the mayors of the county’s seven cities... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council member twists public comment

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN A member of the Grover Beach City Council had her little feelings hurt at the council meeting of May 17. She felt that I called her a whore. Actually, I asked the entire council if they... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district manager accused of bullying

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continues to experience serious personnel issues at great expense to the district. These problems are similar to those documented in the 2011 Ventura County Grand Jury report, “Bullying in... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Adam Hill is the real toxin

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE The San Luis Obispo County  Board of Supervisors’ comments on Administrator Dan Buckshi’s announcement that he was resigning to take the city manager position in Walnut Creek should come as no surprise. Chairman John Peschong,... (Continue reading)

Shame on SLO City officials’ plans to stifle the public

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT At the beginning of each San Luis Obispo City Council meeting, after council members pledge fealty to the republic whose local operatives they are, come “presentations” and “proclamations,” typically tedious and tendentious celebrations of the unimportant.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs to reevaluate water rates

OPINION by DOUG SCHEEL The proposed Los Osos Community Service District (LOCSD) water rate increase is a heartless devastating plan to the citizens of Los Osos. Effective in June, if unchallenged, is a water rate increase of 298 percent for... (Continue reading)

Resist the enviro-socialist state

By MIKE BROWN The bad news is that the environmental socialists, who have hijacked the historic Democratic Party, now fully control the government of the State of California as well as that of many cities and counties within the State.... (Continue reading)

Campaign finance reform – no half measure

OPINION by STEW JENKINS One of my Grandfathers, Newton Jenkins, started his political career as a Republican Chicago Alderman back when Big Bill Thompson was mayor. According to family history, two gentlemen lived with the family at their home. They... (Continue reading)

Hillary still doesn’t get it

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE After reading accounts of Hillary Clinton’s latest interview on why she lost the 2016 election, she’s unbelievably still in denial. Blaming the FBI Director and WikiLeaks for her defeat on the brink of what she... (Continue reading)



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