Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’




Incumbents win sizably in SLO

According to incomplete results, the incumbents will remain on the San Luis Obispo City Council. Mayor Jan Marx won reelection in a landslide victory and councilmen Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh each finished well ahead of their challengers. Marx received... (Continue reading)

Opponent requests another Ashbaugh investigation

San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh is facing another accusation of financial misconduct in his bid for reelection. Ashbaugh, who received a $252 fine Friday for accepting a campaign contribution above the $200 limit, filed a campaign disclosure Thursday... (Continue reading)

Ashbaugh continues questionable use of city email

Following the filing of a campaign misconduct complaint against incumbent San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh, the candidate for reelection once again made personal use of his public email account. The city attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it is... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo management needs to be accountable

OPINION By PETE EVANS Dear CalCoastNews readers, I’m sharing this with you since this is an important and public issue. Below, I ask our local government if they approve of the actions of their peace officers, I think you might... (Continue reading)

City attorney reviewing Ashbaugh’s alleged campaign misconduct

The San Luis Obispo City Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it is evaluating the complaint made by four candidates for public office against councilman and candidate for reelection John Ashbaugh. Council candidates Kevin Rice and Matt Strzpek, as well as... (Continue reading)

SLO candidates accuse Ashbaugh of election code violations

San Luis Obispo City Council candidate Kevin Rice filed a complaint with the city clerk Tuesday accusing his opponent, incumbent John Ashbaugh, of misusing city resources to benefit his campaign and violating a campaign finance code that the councilman voted... (Continue reading)

SLO council candidates partake in candlelight vigil for the homeless

As the San Luis Obispo City Council held its final meeting before the Nov. 6 election day, a candlelight vigil for the city’s homeless population took place outside. A group of San Luis Obispo citizens who oppose the city’s ongoing... (Continue reading)

SLO police again accused of hassling the homeless

EDITOR’S NOTE: See San Luis Obispo City Council candidate Matt Strzepec’s accounting of alleged police harassment of the homeless at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE A former San Luis Obispo City Council candidate has reentered the race... (Continue reading)

Homeless lawyers seek legal fees for constitutional complaint

By KAREN VELIE The two lawyers who sued the city of San Luis Obispo for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless are seeking $148,727 in legal fees from the city for the civil case. In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew... (Continue reading)

SLO council candidates weigh in on plastic bags

The League of Women voters asked candidates for San Luis Obispo mayor and city council in a forum Thursday whether they would move to repeal the new countywide plastic bag ban if appointed to the Integrated Waste Management Authority board.... (Continue reading)