Uncovered SLO

Cayucos Sanitary District set to pay manager $216,000 a year

By CCT STAFF The Cayucos Sanitary District Board is planning to make their contract general manager an employee with a salary of $216,000 a year plus benefits at their Thursday board meeting. Since 2012, General Manager Rick Koon has worked... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lawyer accused of conflict of interest

By CCT STAFF South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel Gilbert Trujillo announced plans to terminate his contract with the district shortly after he was accused of failing to report a conflict of interest in a timely manner.... (Continue reading)

What’s driving SLO County’s erratic marijuana oversight?

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County supervisors will not only consider extending the time marijuana growers can continue to operate without a land use permit on Tuesday, but also what specific benchmarks applicants need to achieve to stay in... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor candidates voice their differences at forum

By CCT STAFF Candidates for the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat bantered over their views on housing and the local economy at an Atascadero Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday. Incumbent Supervisor Debbie Arnold and... (Continue reading)

Is SLO’s marijuana shop approval process unbiased?

By KAREN VELIE After the city of San Luis Obispo approved three businesses to operate marijuana retail shops, the members of each proposed business passed their criminal records checks. But city staff later rejected one company’s approval based on a... (Continue reading)

SLO County citizens plan March for Justice

By CCT Staff A group of San Luis Obispo County residents is holding a march to demand justice in San Luis Obispo County, according to the following press release. March for Justice press release: Join us as we march to... (Continue reading)

Construction halted at SLO marijuana shop

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo inspectors halted construction at a marijuana retail shop last month because the applicants had failed to procure a building permit. In November, the owners of Megan’s Organic Market, Megan Souza and Eric Powers, were... (Continue reading)

Same folks scheming for Paso Robles water basin control

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Three years after county voters soundly rejected a controversial bid for private control of the Paso Robles water basin, a small, resurgent group of wealthy, politically-connected landowners has quietly escalated efforts to “bank” water... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors bend to pressure from marijuana moguls

By KAREN VELIE A week after voting against extending a marijuana resolution that allowed 31 cannabis cultivation sites to operate without land use permits, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to reconsider their decision. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

California sues Nipomo cannabis processing company

By KAREN VELIE The California Department of Food and Agriculture filed a lawsuit last week against a Nipomo marijuana processing and storage company for operating without a state license. The state is seeking fines and permission to destroy cannabis products.... (Continue reading)