Articles Tagged With ‘Jan Marx’




Capps backs Central Coast marine sanctuary

With just months left in her final term in office, Rep. Lois Capps has thrown her support behind a Chumash tribal proposal to create a national marine sanctuary ranging from Cambria to Santa Barbara. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... (Continue reading)

SLO City manager and attorney to get bonuses

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending the council vote Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick $5,000 retention bonuses, Dietrick’s fifth bonus or raise in five years. Staff based the requests... (Continue reading)

Kiss your SLO views goodbye

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

SLO City takes citizens on a wild ride

By RICHARD SCHMIDT Usually I write about very serious San Luis Obispo City politics — water rates, tax elections, other boring stuff. Today, dear readers, we’ll talk about goofy little things our city people do, the warp and weft of... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill threatens state employee

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill chastised and threatened the job of a state geologist who is critical of the science used to justify the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a regulation that an appellate court recently... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves raise for Dietrick, bonus for Lichtig

San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig a cash bonus and City Attorney Christine Dietrick her fourth raise in four years. Dan Carpenter dissented. The council also granted Lichtig a car allowance... (Continue reading)

APCD board split over Oceano dunes dust rule

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is attempting to rehabilitate its Oceano Dunes dust rule, but in the aftermath of an appellate court ruling against the regulation, some members of the... (Continue reading)

SLO Council slated to ban Styrofoam

The San Luis Obispo City Council will soon vote on a plan to ban Styrofoam food and drink containers, a move the council majority has already endorsed. The proposed ordinance would ban the use of Styrofoam containers and cups in... (Continue reading)

Raise for Dietrick, bonuses for Lichtig on tap at SLO Council

City Attorney Christine Dietrick may receive her fourth raise in four years, and City Manager Katie Lichtig may walk away with a cash bonus and car allowance at the upcoming San Luis Obispo council meeting. On June 2, the council... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council, a bizarre reality show

By KAREN VELIE It was supposed to be a workshop about the San Luis Obispo City Council working together with an acceptable level of decorum. It turned into an eight-hour session with curses, yelling, threats to walk out and fist... (Continue reading)