Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’

Homeless speak out against police crackdown

By SYDNEY RAY About  a dozen homeless residents spoke out at the San Luis Obispo City Council meeting last Tuesday against a recent crackdown by police who have ticketed people sleeping overnight in their vehicles. Homeless residents such as Karen... (Continue reading)

SLO managers accused of intercepting council mail

By SYDNEY RAY A San Luis Obispo property owner spoke out on Tuesday about an incident involving mail sent to the City Council members being intercepted, the originals shredded and the correspondence withheld from the city’s elected officials for several... (Continue reading)

Fuzzy math should not obscure real progress by SLO City

OPINION By JOHN B. ASHBAUGH, San Luis Obispo City Councilman Here’s a riddle for you: When is a “0” not a zero? Answer: When it’s being deployed by a political activist with an axe to grind. I refer, of course,... (Continue reading)

SLO city salary cuts: $0.00

OPINION By KEVIN RICE A recent public relations blitz from the city of San Luis Obispo lauded $807,000 in compensation reductions voluntarily taken by top management. Our local spoon-fed media then dutifully regurgitated the numbers put forth by the city... (Continue reading)

Garden Street Terraces gain SLO council approval despite public outcry

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved with conditions the proposed 1.1- acre downtown development project called Garden Street Terraces, despite overwhelming public comment against the proposal. Submitted by Westpac Investments in 2006, the proposed project contains residential and commercial development,... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend extra $90,000 on new parking signs

The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a $91,500 increase in the cost of a parking sign replacement project at its October 4 meeting. City staffers told the council in July that the project would cost $11,000, but Parking Services Manager... (Continue reading)

SLO proposed bag ban speeding up

In a presentation before the San Luis Obispo City Council Tuesday night, Integrated Waste Management Association manager Bill Worell laid out a plan in which a county ban on single use plastic and papers bags would go into effect September... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council accused of Brown Act violations

San Luis Obispo City Council members and administrative staff have come under fire for alleged violations of open meetings laws that protect public access to information and participation. Several critics have filed or voiced complaints about the city council’s lack of... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council increases parking fee

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted to officially amend four ordinances, allowing for significant increases in parking revenue. Residential parking permits, which remain a point of conflict between neighbors throughout the city, will now cost $10 each. Councilman Dan... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council endorses parking permit fees

Despite mounting frustrations over the issuance of residential parking permits, the San Luis Obispo City Council introduced an ordinance amendment Tuesday to establish fees for the permits. The council voted 4-0 (Mayor Jan Marx abstained because her home is in a... (Continue reading)