Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo City Council’




3 candidates enter SLO council race

Three candidates have announced plans to run for San Luis Obispo City Council seats in November. Excluding the mayoral race, two council seats will be up for grabs, and no incumbents will be running. [Tribune] Councilman John Ashbaugh is not... (Continue reading)

SLO council endorses Madonna development

The San Luis Obispo City Council has given preliminary approval for a development proposed by John Madonna, the son of later entrepreneur Alex Madonna. John Madonna plans to build a large-scale retirement community, houses, apartments and retail space on a... (Continue reading)

Carpenter listens to the public, changes position

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER On Tuesday March 15, the majority of the San Luis Obispo City Council including myself, gave direction to staff to return with a discussion of policy, legal and operational issues on the idea to create a... (Continue reading)

SLO may give voters $20 to spend on candidates

On a 3-2 vote, the San Luis Obispo City Council endorsed the idea of distributing city funds to voters who could then donate the money to council candidates. Under the proposed scheme, city voters would receive $20 “democracy vouchers,” which... (Continue reading)

SLO’s rental housing ordinance treads on people’s rights

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER In 2015, the majority of San Luis Obispo City Council passed a new Rental Housing Inspection Ordinance. I was one of two council members who opposed it, with the majority — Jan Marx, John Ashbaugh, and... (Continue reading)

John Ashbaugh apologizes for lashing out, again

In response to concerns by several San Luis Obispo residents about demands new development could have on the city’s dwindling water supply and overtaxed infrastructure, Councilman John Ashbaugh lashed out at his constituents. On March 2, Bob Shanbrom emailed city... (Continue reading)

SLO to start inspecting rental units

A San Luis Obispo city worker will soon begin conducting inspections of rental properties in line with a controversial ordinance adopted by the city council last year. The new rental inspection program is facing growing opposition, and some argue it... (Continue reading)

SLO city and county to address medical marijuana

Both the San Luis Obispo City Council and the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday on possible new medical marijuana restrictions. Cities and counties throughout California are currently rushing to adopt ordinances before state regulations take... (Continue reading)

Kiss your SLO views goodbye

OPINION BY RICHARD SCHMIDT “Amenity transfer” is an awkward term you’re probably not familiar with, but there’s an old saying in politics: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. If you don’t know about amenity transfer and... (Continue reading)

Lobbying raises question: Who does Hill work for?

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part exclusive series about San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s consulting work for a company tied to a prominent developer. Part one, “Supervisor Hill’s 2 jobs raise conflict of interest,” includes... (Continue reading)