Should San Luis Obispo County change its form of government?

OPINION by SARA SEMMES Is the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adequately weighing the risks of adopting a county charter for the singular objective of circumventing a governor appointment should another supervisor seat become prematurely vacant? Are the... (Continue reading)

Bruce Jones is the best candidate for north SLO County

OPINION by CLAIRE MAMAKOS The SLO Tribune’s editorial misses the mark on the District 2 supervisor race when it chastises Dr. Bruce Jones for saying, during a debate, that he is “the only candidate in the District 2 supervisor race... (Continue reading)

Join me in supporting Kristin Smart’s family

OPINION by DAVE CONGALTON May 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the disappearance of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. This painful odyssey has unfolded in Stockton, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande and San Pedro. And now, starting in... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s latest tirade

OPINION by MIKE BROWN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has signaled that he will attack anyone who questions the 2020 general election, the 2021 governmental recall election or the management of the election. Private citizen Richard Patten, the... (Continue reading)

Is the SLO County clerk-recorder taking advantage of her position?

OPINION by JAMES BAUGH I have never been involved in running for a political office until I decided to make a run for the position of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder. I soon discovered there is indeed “rules for thee,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County proposed charter is a Pandora’s box

OPINION by KYLA WORTHEN-HALL If the April 5 San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors special meeting to discuss the proposed charter was a glimpse of what’s to come, should our county adopt a charter, then the future seems distressing.... (Continue reading)

Herbicide shortage underlines its importance

By BILL WIRTZ The United States is facing a historic shortage of weed killers due to ongoing supply chain issues. The manufacturers are struggling to get their hands on some of the inert chemicals needed to make herbicides, as well... (Continue reading)

Follow the law in San Simeon, stop threatening whistleblowers

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The following is an open letter to San Simeon officials: San Simeon’s general manager services and legal counsel are giving you bad advice. I have complained to you directly, with little to no response. Filing complaints... (Continue reading)

Are SLO County’s elections fair, transparent or unjust, obscure?

OPINION by RICHARD PATTEN Both 2020 and 2021 elections have been proclaimed the “most fair and transparent elections in history.” Since the Newsom recall election, political events in San Luis Obispo County place election validity in question. SLO County officials... (Continue reading)

The Tribune goes low, ramps up smear campaign

OPINION by ERIK GORHAM The Tribune accused the San Luis Obispo County GOP of a plan to “smear anyone linked to the late Adam Hill” in an editorial on Sunday. Sorry, the plan is to provide the public the ugly... (Continue reading)