Opinion


Candidate Caren Ray misrepresents the facts, again

OPINION by JULIE TACKER During a recent interview on the Dave Congalton Show, Arroyo Grande mayoral candidate Caren Ray misrepresented the facts in multiple instances. Several citizens have dispelled Ray’s assertions through their opinion pieces, here’s another: One of Ray’s... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray continues to muddy the race with false allegations

OPINION by MAYOR JIM HILL Caren Ray is again making false statements about me in her mayoral campaign. This time it’s about Brisco Road. In April of this year, immediately after the city attorney recommended I obtain an official advice... (Continue reading)

Are officials planning to export water from the Paso Robles basin?

OPINION by JIM OLESNANIK On Oct. 8, I attended a meeting at the Creston Elementary School. The meeting was billed as a “workshop” on “Sustainable Management Criteria” and presented by the Paso Basin Cooperative Committee. The workshop was presented by... (Continue reading)

Keith Gurnee will advocate for SLO City residents

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER Over the past year, I have been privileged to work with a large, non-partisan, grassroots group of San Luis Obispo residents. This informal coalition of residents, dubbed “SLO Neighbor’s United,” shared a concern about the systematic destruction of... (Continue reading)

Is Caren Ray’s message inconsistent?

OPINION by KRIS VICTORINE I listened to both Mayor Jim Hill and Councilwoman Caren Ray at the Sep. 13 South County Chambers of Commerce Candidate Forum and on KVEC’s Dave Congalton Show on Oct. 10 and 11. I support Jim... (Continue reading)

Is Caren Ray bought and paid for?

OPINION by SHARLOTTE WILSON Arroyo Grande candidate for mayor Caren Ray points to her endorsement from staunch Republican, Katcho Achadjian, as a testament to her bipartisan support. Achadjian’s bread is buttered by the car washes, mini marts and gas stations... (Continue reading)

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)