Articles Tagged With ‘Opinion’

Pro Water Equity’s final days

OPINION By  SUSAN HARVEY I would like to elaborate on the final meeting of the original PRO Water Equity. (“A Crafted Perception of Water District ‘Cooperation‘” CalCoastNews, 5/15/2014) I am one of the original founders and financial backers of PRO... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson orders a gag order on fracking opponents

OPINION By JEANNE BLACKWELL Anxiously and proudly the students against fracking, Cuesta College and Cal Poly coalition, attended their first San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting in the middle of midterms and finals. The students delivered 750 signatures... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson’s record of failures

OPINION By TOM SALMON When San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s radio ad came across the airwaves it was all I could do not to lose my lunch. He breaks his arm patting himself on the back, taking credit... (Continue reading)

Partisanship is not a crime

OPINION By LAURA MORDAUNT Nonpartisan is a word that has been used as a weapon in the 4th district race. What is intended is to not predetermine the outcome before you hear all the facts. Lynn Compton is a Republican,... (Continue reading)

Support housing the homeless, not a giant shelter

OPINION By BECKY JORGESON Editor’s Note: Following San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter proposing rapid re-housing for the homeless and a rehab of the current homeless shelter John Spatafore, Sandee Menge, Paul Wolff and Councilman John Ashbaugh voiced their support... (Continue reading)

Traditional homeless shelter vs. permanent housing

OPINION By SLO COUNCILMAN DAN CARPENTER Two overriding concerns are prevalent when addressing the homeless situation in San Luis Obispo. How do we maintain the health and safety of our businesses and residents while at the same time providing a... (Continue reading)

Plan B for Paso Robles water shortage

OPINION By WALTER HEER The water problem in Northern San Luis Obispo County is a basic problem that happens in other locations of the country, more water is being pumped from the aquifer than is being replenished. We are suffering... (Continue reading)

Why would Paavo Ogren leave SLO County?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) is set to hire Paavo Ogren as its general manager this Wednesday night. Ogren has experience managing a community services district, but fails to mention it in his resume. He worked... (Continue reading)

Dirty politics mars DA’s race

OPINION By JODY LANGFORD In the first debate between the San Luis Obispo County district attorney candidates, Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello made public a private email from Deputy District Attorney Dan Dow and accused Dow of being political, saying,... (Continue reading)

SLO County DA’s Office lacks civility

OPINION By LESLIE SANDS In 2006, I worked at the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. I found the environment lacking civility, appropriate supervision and common decency. A departmental supervisor relentlessly hounded me with her unbridled and caustic intimidation.... (Continue reading)