Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach to appoint council member to vacant seats

Both the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach city councils have been left with a vacant seat following the election of mayors last month who were mid-term council members. Now both councils are opting to appoint a new member, rather than hold a special election to fill the vacant seats. Read More …

Arroyo Grande opens up to medical marijuana delivery services

The Arroyo Grande City Council repealed a disputed regulation on Tuesday that required marijuana delivery services to have a physical location — that had to be outside the South County city — in order to deliver to customers with its jurisdiction. Following the ordinance amendment, any medical marijuana delivery service licensed in California can now make deliveries in Arroyo Grande. Read More …

Three candidates join Arroyo Grande City Council race

In what could lead to a possible shakeup of the Arroyo Grande City Council, two planning commissioner and a retired police captain are entering the 2018 council race.

Arroyo Grande planning commissioners Terry Fowler-Payne and John Mack were motivated to run because of problems with city processes Read More …

Arroyo Grande council votes down Popeyes restaurant

Following protest from neighbors, the Arroyo Grande City Council rejected a plan to open a Popeyes fast food restaurant on a vacant city-owned lot that is located near a residential neighborhood.

The project proposal called for the developer, Glendale firm ELA Foods Inc., to buy the 34,625 square foot property from the city, then build a 2,650 square foot Popeyes restaurant with a drive-thru. Read More …