As strike ends, SLO County administration signals fiscal troubles ahead

Following the first strike in SLO County government history, officials are not planning on any further salary negotiations for the current fiscal year. Early next year, the county will discuss increases in pay for the 2019/2010 fiscal year. Read More …

Controversial oil well ban to go on November ballot in SLO County

An initiative that would ban new oil wells in unincorporated parts of San Luis Obispo County will appear on this November’s ballot, following a contentious decision by the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The ballot measure, a citizens’ initiative, would prohibit extracting oil from new wells and wells that are repaired in the future. Read More …

Compton narrowly leading Paulding, District 4 race too close to call

On a night of landslide victories in hotly contested San Luis Obispo county races, one key election contest ended too close to call.

With all precincts reporting, but not all votes counted, incumbent Supervisor Lynn Compton leads challenger Jimmy Paulding by a total of 83 votes. Read More …

Hill and others rip SLO County for hiring PR firm over Holland video

Several opponents of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s reelection bid are criticizing county officials for spending money on hiring a public relations firm to direct crisis communications in the aftermath of the release of the video showing Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death. Read More …

SLO County to provide fire protection if Cayucos district dissolves

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to provide fire protection services to Cayucos at a cost of nearly $1 million a year if the community’s fire district dissolves, as planned. Additionally, the board of supervisors voted to form a committee to look into firefighting concerns from across the county. Read More …