Articles Tagged With ‘Politics’




Morro Bay officials shut down business competitors of council members

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about allegations of abuse of power and selective enforcement of laws in Morro Bay. Several videos, showing police and planning staff interacting with people who have business interests... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor running for reelection

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons announced Thursday that he is running for reelection. Irons became mayor in late 2012 after securing a majority of the vote in the June primary. Less than one year into his term, though, Irons faced... (Continue reading)

Water district supporters criticize POWR and PR-WIN

OPINION by JERRY REAUGH and SUE LUFT We urge the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to approve the Legislative Platform Policy Statement on February 18, supporting special legislation that would advance the process to create an independent water... (Continue reading)

Do not force a water district on Paso Robles

OPINION By CAROL ROWLAND The formation of the proposed PR Basin Groundwater District would be by votes based on acreage. There are 4,906 landowners. It would only take an estimated 30 to 50 large landowners to establish it, 30 to... (Continue reading)

Paso water group wields major-league muscle

Eyes on your water: Second in a series of reports on the North County’s festering water politics. A list of the top 30 land owners over the Paso Robles aquifer is available below this story. By DANIEL BLACKBURN Some of... (Continue reading)

Did a Morro Bay councilman game the system?

Morro Bay City Councilman George Leage voted to provide money to an event that he was then paid to cater has caused some to question if he is financially benefiting from his elected position. [NewTimes] On Jan. 11, Leage along... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Adam Hill demands Forbes Magazine retraction

By KAREN VELIE Battling back against a storm of negative publicity following a Forbes Magazine commentary, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has demanded a retraction from the national publication. Hill accuses Forbes columnist Steven Hayward of making up... (Continue reading)

Drive to recall Morro Bay mayor fails

An organization that attempted to launch a recall election of Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons failed to collect the number of signatures needed to do so. Morro Bay Forward had until 5 p.m. Thursday to collect 1,754 signatures on a... (Continue reading)

Common sense, our elected officials and you

OPINION By LAURA MORDAUNT Our elected officials are usually ordinary people who decided to care about our county and its residents…blah, blah, blah. I think that is the way it use to be with some exceptions. Today what I see... (Continue reading)

Investor trying to split California into six states

San Luis Obispo County would join Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to form the state of West California, if voters support the initiative of a Silicon Valley investor. [LA Times] Venture capitalist Tim Draper held a news conference... (Continue reading)