Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’

San Luis Obispo lowers parking rates in response to public outcry

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In response to backlash from the public, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted on Tuesday to lower parking rates. During its meeting, the council considered three options. The first option consisted of keeping the first hour... (Continue reading)

SLO awards $150,000 to nonprofits for DEI programs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council last week awarded a combined total of $150,000 in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) grants to eight local nonprofits for programs the city says will contribute to a sense of belonging... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly students demand rent control in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of Cal Poly students spoke during public comment at a San Luis Obispo City Council meeting earlier this month calling for rent control and for officials to crack down on landlords not properly maintaining their... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves water and sewer rate hikes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously to increase water and sewer rates this year and next year. [KSBY] Water rates will increase by 8.5 percent on July 1. They will then increase by an additional... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council approves plan calling for 500 new downtown apartments

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an effort to boost the business climate in downtown SLO, the San Luis Obispo City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that calls for constructing 500 new apartment units in the downtown over the next five... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo pot shop permits to cost nearly $100,000 a year

The city of San Luis Obispo plans to charge brick and mortar marijuana stores nearly $100,000 a year for operating permits, and it wants locals players in the pot industry, rather than out-of-town businessmen, to run the city’s pot shops.... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council votes to remove multiple parking spaces

Correction: SLO City Council voted to take away one side of Broad Street on Tuesday, not both sides of the street. In the staff report, the city stated option C, which the city council voted for, included both sides of... (Continue reading)

SLO falls short on addressing climate change

OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER Since San Luis Obispo’s City Council hired a sustainability coordinator and formed a Green Team, we have not seen the city initiate one new prescriptive or incentivized mitigation affecting the built environment that... (Continue reading)

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)

Court provides tools to thwart a run-away city council

OPINION of STEW JENKINS The day after the San Luis Obispo City Council gave Broad and Chorro Street residents the middle finger replacing their parking and auto access with a “bicycle boulevard,” the First District Court of Appeal gave voters... (Continue reading)