The Oceano/Nipomo Dunes and Phillips 66 refinery as seen from Highway 1. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor-Elect for District 4, Lynn Compton, will be addressing air quality issues related to these locations early in her term.
KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with San Luis Obispo County’s new 4th District Supervisor, Lynn Compton (R-Nipomo), about her visions and plans for her tenure.
Top issues for the politician include a new rail spur to the Phillips 66 refinery, air particulate matter generated by the Oceano/Nipomo Dunes, groundwater management, and Huasna Valley oil exploration.
Compton is a longtime resident of Nipomo and beat incumbent Supervisor Caryn Ray (D-Arroyo Grande) in the November Mid-Term Election.
San Luis Obispo city leaders will take another stab at passing a blueprint for the city's development at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
The Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) looks at traffic and housing through 2035. Aspects of the plan don't agree with guidelines established by the state-run Airport Land Use Commission, so the council will need at least four members to vote for an override in order to push the LUCE through.
The San Luis Obispo City Council will vote next Tuesday on whether to move forward with its plans for future housing and transportation needs, despite restrictions that are currently in place for such development surrounding the airport and beyond.
The City Council discussed the topic at its meeting Tuesday night, but did not bring it up for a vote because newly-elected council member Dan Rivoire wants an extra week to hear from the public.
The two vote victory for Mayor of Pismo Beach will face a manual recount starting on Monday morning, November 24, 2014.
Incumbent Mayor Shelly Higginbotham edged out challenger Kevin Kreowski by just two votes back on November 4. Those vote totals were certified on Wednesday, giving the candidates five days to request a recount.
Kreowski was able to raise the roughly $3000 needed to pay for the request with a portion of that money donated by Mayor Higginbotham.
County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald estimates the manual tally will take two days.
Reactions are mixed on the Central Coast to President Obama's Executive Order to ease some immigration restrictions in the United States, potentially shielding up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.
Yesenia Decasaus with the Central Coast Union of Domestic Workers says the President's actions validate the strong Latino vote back in 2012.
It's Election Day, and every candidate claims to have their pulse on the needs and desires of the citizens, but do they really know what matters to you? Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the issues that impact our lives and whether we feel that we’re being represented or ignored by those in office.
A close race for Sheriff-Coroner in Monterey County was still considered too close to call Wednesday night as nearly 34,000 ballots were left to be counted—about 45 percent of the total votes cast in Tuesday's election.
The incumbent, Sheriff Scott Miller, was trailing Deputy Steve Bernal 51.4 to 48.6 percent in the numbers released by the County Clerk-Recorder Wednesday at 1:04 a.m.
The remaining votes that still need to be processed and added to the totals consist of vote-by-mail (absentee), provisional, and other ballots that have some need for review.
Measure G passed Tuesday Night in San Luis Obispo, overwhelmingly with slightly more than 70 percent of the vote.
The Measure will continue the 1/2 cent sales tax in the city which is currently represented by Measure Y. Supporters of the Measure G committee include former elected leaders, community activists, environmentalists and some small business owners.
Recently re-elected Mayor of San Luis Obispo, Jan Marx, says she is glad the measure passed because they city would have faced budget cuts otherwise.
Representatives from the "Yes On P" Campaign conceded early Tuesday night, with initial numbers showing a strong lead for opposition of the Measure. They say the campaign was the "beginning on the fight-- not the end."
Measure P was designed to ban the use of high-intensity oil extraction methods--including fracking, acidizing, and steam injection-- by future oil and gas projects on unincorporated Santa Barbara County land.