Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’




SLO City Council finalizes budget

After several months of heated budget talks, the San Luis Obispo City Council passed a balanced budget for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13. The council eliminated a previously existing $4.4 million shortfall in the $99.6 million budget by cutting $2.6 million... (Continue reading)

I Blame the San Luis Obispo City Council

OPINION By PETE EVANS You can see I sent the following letter almost two months ago. Near the end of my missive I asked my representatives on the San Luis Obispo City Council to address these issues without condescending arrogance.... (Continue reading)

SLO voters to decide on binding arbitration

San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a mail in election on binding arbitration and a charter that requires voter approval to make changes in retirement benefits. Facing a $4.4 million shortfall in the 2011-2012 fiscal year,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Council votes for youth curfew

San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to make it illegal for minors to be out late at night. The curfew, sought by Police Chief Deborah Linden, makes it illegal for minors to be in public places without an... (Continue reading)

Police and fire unions battle for binding arbitration

In response to a San Luis Obispo City Council vote to revisit the issue of binding arbitration, the city’s fire and police unions sent out a glossy brochure defending binding arbitration and their retirement packages. [Tribune] The pamphlet titled “We’re... (Continue reading)

No more free Sunday parking in San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to begin charging for Sunday parking downtown beginning July 1. [Tribune] On a second 5-0 vote, the council also agreed to raise the price of parking in the “core” downtown... (Continue reading)

Carter gets his special election on binding arbitration

The San Luis Obispo City Council decided Tuesday night to let residents vote in a special mail-in election to determine the future of binding arbitration for public safety employees. [Tribune] Council members unanimously agreed to put two issues before city... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council battling over binding arbitration

After a contentious debate, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to call for a special council meeting next week to discuss repealing or revising binding arbitration and pensions for public safety employees. Next Tuesday, the council is slated... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Council seeks end to binding arbitration

Voters may get another chance to vote on binding arbitration, a mandate that resulted in public safety employees receiving a 30 percent raise in 2008. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo Council members Andrew Carter, Dan Carpenter and Kathy Smith voted in... (Continue reading)

Carpenter nails appointment to San Luis City Council

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted Tuesday night to appoint Dan Carpenter to fill the empty seat on the council. The vote was unanimous with council members Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, Andrew Carter, and Kathy Smith selecting Carpenter over... (Continue reading)