Friday, October 9, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 11

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Do you think SLO County is LGBT friendly?

We’re a shining beacon of inclusion and tolerance.
Yes, in some places and cases, but there’s still a lot of work to do.
Not really. But it will take just a little bit of work to come around.
Not at all—that’s why I’m out of here.

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The following article was posted on January 9th, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 24 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [] - Volume 27, Issue 24

Changing of the guard



Outgoing San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Patterson offered congratulatory words to incoming District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold (pictured), following her swearing-in at a special Jan. 7 meeting. District Four Supervisor Paul Teixeira was also sworn-in as the new board chair, an honor that rotates every year by district. Arnold started her tenure by criticizing the appointment of District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson to vice-chair—to the applause of the room brimming with Arnold family members and supporters—claiming that the rotation dictates that the position go to District 1 Supervisor Frank Mecham. Arnold voted against the appointment, but was beat out by Teixeira’s tie-breaking vote. Mecham was recovering from surgery and not present. The new board kicked off its regularly scheduled meetings on Jan. 8.