Articles Tagged With ‘civil discourse’




Sanitation district officials tussle over clean underwear

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has launched its third investigation in less than a year into allegations of harassment, threats or discrimination between several former and current district officials and employees. The latest tussle... (Continue reading)

Peschong and Nipomo win amid contentious supervisor meeting

By KAREN VELIE At a particularly ugly and contentious San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to award the chairmanship to John Peschong and to move forward on plans to build a sheriff substation... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor board composition to change

Special to CCN by Katelyn Piziali and Will Peischel John Peschong won the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat Tuesday changing the future makeup of the board to three solid Republicans and two closely aligned Democrats.... (Continue reading)

Setting the record straight in Arroyo Grande

OPINION by LEANN AKINS I am writing to help set the record straight about “the lack of civility” in the Arroyo Grande political landscape. Mayor Jim Hill and various citizens have been accused of being uncivil to staff and members... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill’s threats play out in public and in private

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON I ran for the San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor seat because I was deeply troubled by the way Supervisor Adam Hill operates. After several of his attacks on constituents who didn’t share his views... (Continue reading)

Stop the intimidation, vote Adam Hill out of office

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE An open Letter to Adam Hill As a contestant for the District 3 supervisor seat in the Nov. 8 election, San Luis Obispo Vice Mayor Dan Carpenter must be baffled by a character like you. What... (Continue reading)

APCD to pay consultant to teach civility

Amid disagreements over high salaries and the controversial dust rule, the divided San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors voted to hire a consultant for up to $5,000 to moderate a team-building workshop tentatively scheduled for... (Continue reading)

Did Lou Tornatzky curse at the public after pledging civility?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after agreeing to the League of Women Voters’ civility pledge, Los Osos Community Services District Board member Lou Tornatzky mouthed a slur at an audience member, video shows. On Nov. 5, the Los Osos board heard... (Continue reading)

Civility starts at home

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In his most recent regular Tribune column, political campaign consultant Tom Fulks asks, “Who would take issue with civility?” He points a finger at COLAB and the “the usual assortment of gripers who routinely abuse the... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s attack on geologist creates dust up

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has used his sway to possibly jeopardize the job of a state geologist who is critical of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a move that has drawn rebuke from three... (Continue reading)