Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’

SLO considering a pension obligation bond

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo may turn to debt financing to address its growing pension liabilities. During a two-year budgeting meeting Monday, interim finance director Wayne Padilla said city management is considering recommending that the council... (Continue reading)

Mason detractors protest rehire of SLO firefighter

About 20 people protested the city of San Luis Obispo’s rehiring of embattled firefighter John Ryan Mason on Monday. Prior to a city council budgeting meeting Monday evening, protesters gathered outside City Hall holding signs criticizing SLO Fire Chief Charlie... (Continue reading)

SLO parking ordinance to restrict helping the homeless

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A proposed San Luis Obispo ordinance that would allow select homeless individuals to sleep in their vehicles at night contains provisions barring most charitable organizations from providing overnight parking and directs homeless vehicle owners instead to the... (Continue reading)

SLO water rates to rise again

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT In San Luis Obispo, we know it’s June when the city council votes to increase residential water and sewer fees. This annual ritual is as dependable as the swallows’ return to San Juan Capistrano. The only... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: SLO’s lack of leadership

By ALLAN COOPER Previous San Luis Obispo City Councils instituted a policy requiring a modicum of housing (ideally “workforce” housing) in all new major downtown developments. Of course this runs counter to the so-called (totally fictitious) “free-market economics” which some... (Continue reading)

Ex-wife pillories council hopeful Paul Brown

OPINION By JAYNE BROWN I have read and been stirred by the letters to the editor supporting Paul Brown for a seat on San Luis Obispo City Council. Because the true facts have been buried or hidden, understandably, none of... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Christianson supports a vibrant downtown

By DAVID BRODIE I, David Brodie, as a downtown urban designer, feel I must take a stand on the following issue. The success of our downtown is largely dependent on its character and vitality. If there is no character and... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Voters beware

By KATHY SMITH Bud and I are friends. We’ve exchanged ideas, pleasantries, San Luis Obispo City opinions (for years) while our dogs explore Laguna Lake Dog Park. Sometimes, our dog park times don’t cross for weeks, months. Saturday May 18,... (Continue reading)

Kevin Rice withdraws from SLO City Council race

San Luis Obispo Council candidate Kevin Rice announced during his introduction at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum that he is stepping down from the race and endorsing Paul Brown. Rice asked the audience to join himself... (Continue reading)

SLO council unanimously approves raise for city attorney

The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved a 4.5 percent salary increase for City Attorney Christine Dietrick on Tuesday. Prior to the council approving the pay raise, three members of the public criticized the proposed increase, two of whom... (Continue reading)