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Re: “Compton loses court case, remains ahead in District 4 supervisor race

In my opinion, the judge and clerk must be impeached/recalled.



The judge failed to apply the MANIFEST TENOR of the law and illegally "legislated from the bench."

Gong usurped power he does not have.

Both took the law or code into their own hands.

Preposterous.

The law requires ballots whereon signatures do not match to NOT be counted and ballots with NO signatures to be "cured" within eight (8) days.

No authority for the clerk to "extend" exists in the election code.

Elections are defined and finite processes.

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Posted by John Davis on 06/20/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “New life: The SLO County community comes together to give foster youth a chance at a better life

Why dont you ask her schools and real family the truth . There is no evidence of her story .
Try a little more investigating on this child open up her files and the truth

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Posted by Crystal Davis on 06/19/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Parkinson elected for third term as county Sheriff

New Times, I know its easy to confuse, but wed appreciate a clarification: the Holland Family Alliance was/is a general purpose political committee that was formed for the express purpose of engaging in political and election activities. The organization my uncle Carty is referencing is the non-profit, non-partisan Andrew Holland Foundation. Theres already significant confusion about that because the Holland name is in both. Regardless of how anyone feels about our political activities, the Andrew Holland Foundation will and does work with anyone committed to reforming our broken mental health system. Please consider supporting this non-partisan organization! Thank you!

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Posted by James Tavener Holland on 06/09/2018 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Tenborg attorney files response in CalCoastNews libel appeal

I have known Charles for over 25 years and truly believe him to be one of the most honest, intelligent, and hard working people that I've ever met. I sincerely hope that CalCoastNews does the right thing, learns from their mistakes, and is able to move on with the highest degree of truth in their reporting.

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Posted by Gary Maier on 06/07/2018 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Parkinson elected for third term as county Sheriff

Well put you $$ where your mouth is and Just remember your promise...100 percent MENTAL HEALTH......

Posted by Tonia Harrell on 06/07/2018 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Social disservices

,paso pd and cws are using there police authority to take children from family's chief buttons wife Stacie is head of adoption . Please some one help us .

Posted by Glenn Ohagan on 06/07/2018 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Cal Poly academic senate may recommend capping security costs for invited speakers

Absolutely! The right wing are all about socialized support for their games. NO MORE! Make them pay.

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 06/03/2018 at 6:21 PM

Re: “60 Now: County to expand successful homeless program, but leaves pricier solutions on the backburner

What is the role of case managers?

What is each case manager's client base?

Can the program be simplified so more individuals and families are 'housed first'?

Can residents of the county step up and raise funds without turning to 'other funding', bond issues or taxes?

Posted by Gail Lightfoot on 06/03/2018 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Democratic 'voter guide' tells Nipomo Dems to vote for Compton

Wow, shows the content of her character.

Posted by Anna Gabriel on 06/03/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “A campus divided: Cal Poly attempts to address racial tension

Not valuing diversity is a problem because that promotes white supremacy. And white supremacy is bad because it devalues people of color.

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Posted by Garrett Gonzalez Brisbane on 06/01/2018 at 5:00 PM

Re: “A campus divided: Cal Poly attempts to address racial tension

Not valuing diversity is a problem because that promotes white supremacy. And white supremacy devalues people of color.

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Posted by Garrett Gonzalez Brisbane on 06/01/2018 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Supervisor Gibson's vacation rental votes to be reviewed for potential conflict

Anyone who thinks Vacation Rentals are the cause of increasing prices and empty homes should take some time to ask Realtors these days who they are selling to. Take some time to look at the Elephant in the Room. I have interviewed several realtors who tell me that the majority of homes they sell in Cambria and Cayucos go to "baby Booomers" retiring or hoping to retire to the area or they want a 2nd home - most of these new owners do not want to Vacation Rent or Full Time rent - but they will keep their license active, which contributes to the large # who are not active.

The lack of building new housing and developing a healthy economy to create a community with jobs and reasonable growth would be a big step for improvement. For decades, Mr. Gibson and the Advisory Councils of these communities have promoted a "no Growth" culture that is causing a shortage of property and stunting the possibility of economic vitality. Ask any marketing person if the supply goes down, prices go up. They have succeeded in creating a very tight market and then villanize Vacation Rentals. In the meantime, their property values are going up and up.

The 7 local Property Management companies I interviewed are all showing signs of decreasing Vacation Rental inventory. So villanizing the Vacation Rental Industry to avoid addressing the real housing issues is causing local businesses to suffer.

If you try to suggest adding some new housing solutions, it receives the cold shoulder from the Advisory Councils and Mr. Gibson. I have been told that residents worry additional housing would decrease their home values. Villanizing Vacation Rentals is a much easier solution that will do nothing to fill vacant homes or improve the economic vitality of our communities. Carmel is a very good example - they banned Vacation Rentals years ago and continue to have High prices and lots of Vacant homes.

Toni LeGras

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Posted by Beachsider151 on 06/01/2018 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Supervisor Gibson's vacation rental votes to be reviewed for potential conflict

This allegation is nonsense. If anything the effect on property values would be to suppress them not increase. Having short-term rentals available pushes property values up. Gibson is clearly in the right here. The towns on the coast are starting to resemble Carmel with hardly anybody living there. Just ghost towns full of vacation rentals. The quality of life, local economies, and cultural activities of any type are diminished by short-term rentals run-amok.

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Posted by Georgie Sommelier on 06/01/2018 at 12:33 AM

Re: “A campus divided: Cal Poly attempts to address racial tension

Why does everybody have this default belief that white people must accept and tolerate diversity? Why is diversity a default accepted value? Why does everybody in the world believe they have a right to white people? Why aren't white people allowed to defend and sick up for themselves? Why is it considered immoral for white people to take their own side? I don't understand, can someone please explain this to me?

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Posted by Eric Goodman. on 05/31/2018 at 5:34 PM

Re: “A campus divided: Cal Poly attempts to address racial tension

Why does everybody believe that its a default given that white people must accept diversity? Why does everybody in the world believe they have a right to white people? Why aren't white people allowed to stick up and defend themselves? I don't understand, can someone please explain this to me? Is it immoral for white people to take their own side?

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Posted by Eric Goodman. on 05/31/2018 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Supervisor Gibson's vacation rental votes to be reviewed for potential conflict

Mr. Gibson's extreme bias against Vacation Rentals is serving to harm many of the Local Property Managers that have been in business for decades in Cayucos and Cambria by completely ignoring a loophole in the 2003 Ordinance that allows the holding of Vacation Rentals Licenses even if the owner does not operate a real Vacation Rental. It can be held indefinitely.

Recent reports from the Tax Collector show that 45% of the Licensed Vacation Rentals in Cambria are not being used as Vacation Rentals, and 42% in Cayucos are inactive. This has resulted in a declining inventory to offer Visitor Serving Lodging and is affecting our ability to offer employment opportunities and support vendors who rely on the business from Vacation Rental companies.

This subject has been brought up many times with Mr. Gibson, including the SLO 2015 Grand Jury Report, where the Grand Jury recommended the Planning Staff and the Tax Collector to address it - at that time the there was an average of 37% inactive. As the number of inactive licenses grows without being corrected, the local businesses who rely on this industry are negatively impacted. Mr. Gibson does not address it, because it is inline with his agenda.

In towns as small as Cayucos and Cambria, this could have a big economic impact.

why Does Mr. Gibson continue to deny that such a high percentage of the licenses are inactive? Why is that not included in his many comments the area is "oversaturated"? Why is he not addressing the issue and finding ways to help the local business be successful.

The comments I have witnessed in hearings and personally received from Mr. Gibson exhibit a very strong bias against Vacation Rentals. Even when almost half of them are inactive, he continues to spread the nonsense that Cambria is Oversaturated - without even providing a definition of the word.

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Posted by Toni LeGras on 05/31/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Supervisor Gibson's vacation rental votes to be reviewed for potential conflict

As owner of a residential property in Cambria, I, along with a majority of Cambrians, welcomed the County Ordinance put in effect in 2003, in which Vacation Rentals (VCR) are required to be distanced 150-200 feet apart, so that not every house in residential neighborhoods would have the ability to become a Vacation Rental. In Cambria, we are currently inundated with Vacation Rentals, and the last thing we need is for the ordinance to be undermined by changing it from its original intent, so that Mr. Edwards, by representing his clients, can use their properties for commercial use and profit, at the detriment to full-time residents. Let's not forget that for every client Mr. Edwards represents, is money in his pocket, whether he wins or loses on their behalf!
Cambrians and Cayucans didn't purchase their homes to be surrounded by homes purchased for commercial use, in a residential setting. I find it interesting that Ms. Tacker and her partner, Jeff Edwards, who represents clients attempting to find a way to get around the ordinance, live on a property that has an acre of land. They certainly will never be affected by the issue of Vacation Rentals next door to them, will they?
The SLO County Planning Dept. has denied the Vacation Rentals that have come before the Board of Supervisors, and most recently, in an appeal to the Coastal Commission relating to a Cambria VCR, it was denied, yet Mr. Edwards continues to beat the drum for commercial use in single family residential neighborhoods.
Supervisor Gibson stood up for his constituents and the County Ordinance to avoid VCR's next door to one another, for which I, and hundreds of people who wrote letters to the Planning Dept., Board of Supervisors and the Coastal Commission, are grateful for. I do not believe for a minute that this amounts to a conflict of interest, but rather the interests of Supervisor Gibson's constituents.

Tina Dickason,
Cambria

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Posted by Tina Dickason on 05/31/2018 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Supervisor Gibson's vacation rental votes to be reviewed for potential conflict

A poorly disguised attempt to dis the leading candidate 5 days before the election. Regardless of Gibson's stand on vacation rentals, property values continue to rise - rapidly - in Cayucos. And Julie Tacker 's reputation is not in the same league as Bruce Gibson's

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Posted by Kathy Oliver on 05/31/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Democratic 'voter guide' tells Nipomo Dems to vote for Compton

Non partisan says Mr,Salter when Lynn is the most strident advocste of the lock step conservative agenda. When it comes to her positions and statements that rely on dog whistle phrases, they can best be defined as weasel words

A weasel word, or anonymous authority, is an informal term for words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific or meaningful statement has been made, when instead only a vague or ambiguous claim has actually been communicated. This can enable the speaker to later deny the specific meaning if the statement is challenged.

Weasel words are often used in political campaigns to deceive.

What better example than this campaign piece and its justification.

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Posted by sirlaurance on 05/31/2018 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Democratic 'voter guide' tells Nipomo Dems to vote for Compton

The fact that Lynn Compton would pay to distribute such a lie, and one of her campaign heads would justify it, should be the final straw for any undecided voter on who to vote for. Jimmy Paulding would never take part in such a deception. Shame on you Lynn--there are no limits to your duplicity.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 05/31/2018 at 6:35 AM

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