Uncovered SLO

Arroyo Grande’s push for a sales tax increase fails

By CCN STAFF During a contentious city council meeting on Tuesday, members of the Arroyo Grande Council were split 2-3 on whether or not to place a 1 percent sales tax increase on the November ballot, causing the proposal, which... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay and Atascadero councils vote in support of sales tax hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN With most cities in San Luis Obispo County considering tax hikes, the Atascadero and Morro Bay City Councils both voted unanimously Tuesday to place 1 percent sales tax increase measures on their respective cities’ November ballots. Currently,... (Continue reading)

Newsom orders bars and restaurants closed, beauty shops are next

By CCN STAFF California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars and dine-in restaurants to close statewide earlier today in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. In addition, counties on the monitoring list for three days are required to shut down... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande eyeing increases in taxes and fines to fill shortages

By CCN STAFF The Arroyo Grande City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to move forward on a 1 percent sales tax increase, and approval of fines for people who do not wear face masks. Earlier this year, facing a $1.2... (Continue reading)

California Coastal Commission unfazed by air district’s changing dust excuses

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission is moving ahead with plans to reduce sand blowing on the Nipomo Mesa, even though there appears to be almost no chance the mitigation efforts will be effective. In 2018, State Parks entered... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor checking into mental health facility

By KAREN VELIE For the third time in less than three years, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill announced he is taking time off work to deal with mental health issues. Hill announced in a press release on Monday... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury blasts supervisors over marijuana laws

By KAREN VELIE In a scathing report on Santa Barbara County’s cannabis regulations, the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury lambasts county officials for behaving unethically, and creating rules that cost the county financially and compromise quality of life. “Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Hill fails to attend most meetings

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has repeatedly failed to show up to work, attend meetings, or respond to the media. Since March 1, Hill has failed to participate in 26 of the 33 board and... (Continue reading)

The regulators who cried wolf

BY KAREN VELIE For more than a decade, San Luis Obispo County’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) warned about silica dust blowing inland from the Oceano Dunes. It causes cancers, and lung and kidney disease. It was the result of... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Police Chief Jerel Haley retiring

By KAREN VELIE After 29 years in law enforcement, Atascadero Chief of Police Jerel Haley announced on Friday that he plans to retire in October. Haley has served as Atascadero’s police chief for nine years. “Chief Haley has truly been... (Continue reading)