Articles Tagged With ‘ballot measures’




Opposing sides battle over language of California gas tax repeal

Proponents of Proposition 6, the initiative to repeal California’s gas tax, are sending out mailers to voters who they have dubbed ballot “corrections” in response to alleged misleading wording of the measure that could dampen support for it. Meanwhile, opponents... (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)

Thousands of California inmates with life sentences could get paroled

As many as 4,000 inmates serving life sentences in California could be eligible for parole following a decision by the state to give up its legal battle over the implementation of a voter-approved ballot measure. [SF Chronicle] In 2016, California... (Continue reading)

Should California legalize magic mushrooms?

A Central Coast man aims to parlay the statewide vote to legalize marijuana into making California the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms. Kevin Saunders, a mayoral candidate in the Monterey County town of Marina, filed an initiative with the... (Continue reading)

SLO voters shoot down nondiscrimination in housing measure

In a special election in which only a quarter of city voters participated, the San Luis Obispo electorate shot down an initiative aimed at permanently putting an end to SLO’s dormant rental inspection program. The ballot measure asked voters whether... (Continue reading)

DA’s office and city of SLO feud over ballot measure

A feud has broken out between the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and the city of San Luis Obispo over the city’s upcoming special election. The districts attorney’s Office says it appears the city unlawfully repealed the rental... (Continue reading)

Lawmaker files initiative to repeal California gas tax

California voters may have a say on the gas tax increase that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law. Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) filed an initiative on Friday that calls for the repeal of SB 1, the gas tax... (Continue reading)

SLO to hold special election as city battles to keep inspecting rentals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Rather than adopting a non-discrimination in housing ordinance and staving off a special election, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to send the ongoing dispute over a rental inspection program to the voters. The... (Continue reading)

Crime rising in SLO, but violent crime down

Crime in San Luis Obispo increased by 11 percent in 2016, according to the city’s police department. Violent crime, however, decreased by 7 percent. On Friday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department issued a news release detailing 2016 crime statistics... (Continue reading)