Articles Tagged With ‘Ralph M. Brown Act’




Residents demand San Luis Obispo fix Brown Act violations

Opinion by Anholm Citizens for Open Government In violating the Brown Act Feb. 20, the San Luis Obispo City Council slapped our neighborhood in the face by surreptitiously undoing an Anholm Bikeway compromise it had adopted just two weeks before.... (Continue reading)

Is SLO City Council ignoring the public and the Brown Act?

OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Just two weeks after approving a compromise bicycle plan for the Broad and Chorro corridor that sought balance between residents’ needs and bikers wants, San Luis Obispo’s City Council, in an hour-long non-agendized public hearing, threw... (Continue reading)

Allegations fly at board majority after Gibson, Hill lose groundwater vote

With control over the Paso Robles groundwater basin at stake, the minority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, as well as its supporters, are levying allegations that the board majority violated the Brown Act. As a result,... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council votes for investigation into mayor

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted Tuesday to launch an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct raised by members of the public against Mayor Jim Hill. Political opponents of Hill have pushed hard in recent weeks for an investigation. Certain... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande City Council approves Tompkins’ project again

A month after approving a mixed-use project planned by developer Nick Tompkins, the Arroyo Grande City Council again approved the development. [Tribune] Tompkins, the owner of development firm NKT Commercial, is planning to build a high-density housing and mixed use... (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)

Gibson attempted to ax the public from water debate

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson attempted to push forward a vote on a hotly contested water use ordinance during a Feb. 17 poorly attended board of supervisors hearing on planning department priorities. Throughout this month,... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County censoring the public?

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero man who attempted to voice his opinion in an email to a San Luis Obispo County planning commissioner had his correspondence commandeered by planning department staff who determined it to be a “personal attack.” San... (Continue reading)

Hill blasts Mecham; then the two agree on vote

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A week after San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham removed his fellow board member Adam Hill from a leadership position, Hill lashed out at Mecham during a discussion on water use regulations. Despite receiving the verbal... (Continue reading)

SLO County leadership change brings transparency and openness

OPINION By ELSA DAWSON What happened at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s meeting the afternoon of Feb. 3? Approximately one hundred citizens, including several teenagers, filled the chambers awaiting a revote on the election of chair and... (Continue reading)