Monday, March 27, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 35

Weekly Poll
Should SLO allow night hiking in public spaces?

Yes, I need my fix of night hiking and biking, especially during the short winter days.
No, I think that might disturb the wildlife that occupy those open spaces at night.
No, have you not heard of mountain lions?
People hike at night anyway so might as well make the change.

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The following article was posted on March 15th, 2017, in the New Times - Volume 31, Issue 34 [ Submit a Story ]
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Supervisors should think again on marijuana

By Mike S. Diaz - San Luis Obispo

So the SLO County Board of Supervisors, while drafting its marijuana ordinance, intends to make sure that it “also bans recreational dispensaries countywide” (“SLO County’s draft marijuana ordinance draws criticism,” March 2).

Hang on. Back in November, 57.7 percent of SLO County voters cast their ballots in favor of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Presumably, they voted so that they could grow pot, or if they prefer, buy pot from a licensed store, in a similar way that we can with alcohol. Because we’re adults.

Now, the Board of Supes wants to make it impossible to buy marijuana legally, anywhere in the county? It almost seems like they don’t care what the majority of voters want or what we’ve expressly voted for. Time to revise this ordinance, and revise it a lot. Because this is unacceptable.