Monday, May 29, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 44

Weekly Poll
Should SLO County ban marijuana cultivation in the California Valley?

Yes. It's bad for the environment and has no place in Cal Valley.
They should allow very limited cultivation.
No. Cal Valley should be treated like the rest of SLO county when it comes to marijuana.
It's legal! Get over it and stop picking on Cal Valley!

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The following article was posted on December 4th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 19 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 28, Issue 19

Don't bring Morro Bay more animosity

By Melody DeMeritt - former city council member, Morro Bay

How can I count the lies on a recent flyer sent to Morro Bay residents?

Lie No. 1: Who voted to raise your sewer bill? Janice Peters and her majority on City Council back in 2007 voted to raise your sewer bill by 5 percent every January, with no end in sight!

And what did we get for those higher sewer rates for the last six years? Nothing but overpaid consultants.

Lie No. 2: Jamie Irons never “demanded that the Coastal Commission deny our planned sewer plant.” Fact, Coastal Commission staff had already written a scathing negative report about our consultant and staff plans to build new infrastructure next to the ocean, even with predicted sea level rise.

Lie No. 3: This flyer uses the logo for the Tribune (did they ask the newspaper for permission to use their logo?). Please remember that the Tribune recently published its own editorial supporting Jamie Irons and telling people to not sign the recall petitions.

Question: Why did the flyer give an Atascadero phone number should I want more false information? Why don’t they give a Morro Bay number?

Finally, the San Luis Obispo County clerk in charge of elections confirmed that this recall election could not take place until after March 7—likely even later. Jamie Irons must face re-election in our June primary, and we can vote him out then.

Don’t sign the petition and bring even more animosity and heartache to our lovely city. Let this rest and vote in June.