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Re: “Do you support plans for a six-story project with 50 units of housing in downtown SLO?

We're in the midst of a housing and homelessness crisis. If we don't do something about it, the state or federal government will probably step in. Whatever has been done by local leaders so far has not gotten results.

Posted by ra237 on 09/19/2019 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Do you consider yourself a NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) or a YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard)?

NIMBY is the moral equivalent of kicking people out of their homes.

Posted by ra237 on 08/27/2019 at 2:08 PM

Re: “What should cities to do bring in more affordable housing projects for its residents?

Whatever they are doing now isn't working. SLO County is the #5 least affordable county in the U.S.

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Posted by ra237 on 08/11/2019 at 3:02 PM

Re: “What consequences should SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell face for forgetting her weapon in a restaurant bathroom?

She, the City Manager the Child Welfare criminals and all other government agents involved in this victimization of the people should have been executed yesterday, but now is not too late.

Posted by Wallace Freeman on 07/28/2019 at 9:25 AM

Re: “What consequences should SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell face for forgetting her weapon in a restaurant bathroom?

Heidi Harmon is out of line endorsing a girl who obviously was chosen to be police chief because of the appointee's "sexual orientation" and her "girlhood" (a double-whammie). If her firearm had gotten into the wrong hands (criminals usually steal firearms) it could have been a disaster. Oooooh....but the girl apologized! We can't fire her NOW! What a bunch of frauds run SLO town. If you doubt me, then go look at the atrocities being built at Palm and Morro Sts. and on Broad between Broad and Garden Sts. YEECH!

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Posted by ona3pica on 07/19/2019 at 8:19 PM

Re: “How can we improve local families' access to early childhood education programs and child care?

No reasonable choice provided.
Perhaps this poll will fail because the correct choices are absent.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 03/21/2019 at 10:51 AM

Re: “What park amenities would you like to see included in the city of San Luis Obispo's parks and rec master plan?

Just saw a pit bull off leash at Bishop's Peak. Are we supposed to believe that if dog owners get their own separate park, then they will suddenly start to act responsibly?

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Posted by ra237 on 02/28/2019 at 5:08 PM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

YOUR truth and THE truth (aka reality) don't seem to align. I'm not asking you to defend your statements, I'm giving you the opportunity to show me how I'm wrong.

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 02/05/2019 at 11:21 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

oh no what is amazing vor is that you think the truth needs to be defended. it speaks for itself.

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Posted by Jean'ne Blackwell on 02/05/2019 at 10:53 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

And still you are unable to defend you position or offer any substance... amazing.

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 02/05/2019 at 9:56 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

It is hard to counter logic. Then there is babble and that is just funny. still laughing.

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Posted by Jean'ne Blackwell on 02/05/2019 at 9:18 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

So, no defense. I do make a convincing argument... it's hard to counter logic.

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 02/05/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

hahahahahhaaha don't make me laugh vor. too late. hahhahahahahahaha

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Posted by Jean'ne Blackwell on 02/04/2019 at 9:33 PM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

Where do I start?

Mr. Varni again showing his true colors and advocating the shutdown of oil production (which is comical because this is a pipeline, not production).

Ms. Epstien's comment says Plains is "failing to properly maintain its pipeline". Isn't building a new pipeline the most aggressive (and expensive) action they could take towards safety for the environment? You might say that shutting the pipeline down altogether would be the safest, but that would just result in trucks full of crude driving around. Is that better?

Mr. Lovejoy, pipelines don't produce oil.

Ms. Blackwell please see the comment to Ms. Epstien.

I find it hilarious that so many are advocating against a new pipeline, when a new pipeline is possibly the most safe and most environmentally protective action that Plains could take. Yes, they had an issue. Building 123 miles of new line should give everyone peace of mind knowing that the infrastructure would be more reliable than the existing line. By opposing a new line, you are all supporting risk to the environment. How does that make sense?!?

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 02/04/2019 at 2:03 PM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

Who is Plains filing a permit with? Who is going to give them permission despite their criminal record? County? Yes. Thirty-seven miles of that pipeline goes through SLO county and needs the SLO County Board of Supervisors permission. This is simple. Given Plains criminal record here and their association and partnership with globally convicted criminal EXXON, A simple NO is our response.

And even though we do not have to give a reason a good reason is we don't trust them. They don't meet our safety standards, are not persons in good standing and do not meet the financial bonding requirements.

And even though Plains expressed regrets, "I'm sorry that people don't trust our company," Greig said. He said the company is going through a very stringent permitting process and will be reviewed by dozens of agencies. "I would hope that the people would trust those agencies." And to that insincere apology we can simply say, "oh so sorry but NO we don't trust you or the agencies and officials you have lobbied.

Plains and their affiliates and partners have a history and reputation for escaping and avoiding rules and regulations and the agencies they referred to are equally worthless. "Reviewed" just means rules exist but the agencies are not responsible for enforcement. The job of enforcement is so vast so overwhelming that the agencies rely on self regulation. And Plains and Exxon have a history and reputation for missing their self regulated safety reports and data and their word promising to do better is worthless as well. They just continue to pay to play this game. Court imposed fines and penalties for regulation violations are part of their operating cost. They pay the fines and that gives them permission to do it again.

They have done nothing to convince us or show us they changed or turned over a new leaf. So, don't know what Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is going to do or Kern County Board of Supervisors with their permit application but I would like to say that given our history here in SLO County that permit is dead in the water. And Peschong will have to recuse himself on this one also.

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Posted by Jean'ne Blackwell on 02/02/2019 at 11:20 AM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

Let us start the Weaning of America off of Oil here and now!

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Posted by Ben Lovejoy on 02/01/2019 at 7:17 PM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

Plains All American GUILTY!!!!California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said, "Engaging in this kind of reckless conduct is not just irresponsible its criminal. Todays verdict should send a message: If you endanger our environment and wildlife, we will hold you accountable. At the California Department of Justice, we will continue prosecuting corporate negligence and willful ignorance to the fullest extent of the law." Plains All American faced a 15-count indictment that included three felonies. The charges said the company violated the Clean Waters Act.
The jury found plains guilty of the following charges:

Failing to properly maintain its "dangerous, highly-pressurized" pipeline
Failing to notify emergency response agencies in a timely matter
Killing marine mammals
Killing protected sea birds
Killing other sea life
Discharging oil onto land or water, violating county ordinances
(from KSBY Sept.7, 2018). https://ksby.com/news/2018/09/07/jury-find-plains-all-american-guilty-of-9-counts-for-2015-santa-barbara-co-oil-spill

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Posted by Benita Epstein on 01/31/2019 at 3:41 PM

Re: “How do you feel about Plains All American's plans to replace 123 miles of oil pipeline through SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties?

In order to meet the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change goals of 45% reduction of GHG's by 2030 and 100% reduction by 2050, we cannot develop any more oil resources and need to begin phasing out existing ones. Keep it in the ground.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 01/31/2019 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Should developers be allowed to build taller buildings in SLO to create more housing?

Do we prefer the sight of sprawl, and homeless people on the street, to tall buildings? Building height restrictions are the locals' version of Trump's wall.

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Posted by ra237 on 01/18/2019 at 7:35 AM

Re: “What should be done with the El Campo intersection on Highway 101 in South SLO County?

What about the option to have a two lane overpass and proper access to 101 north and south?

Its horrible that you did not include that option in your survey.

South County Residents Organize Petition to fix El Campo 101 Crossing
Safety and congestion concerns supr action

Arroyo Grande, CA December 10th, 2018 A group of San Luis Obispo South County residents launched a petition today on Change.org to get signatures supporting a proper two-lane overcrossing to replace the current crossing at El Campo road at Highway 101 at a location mile south of the current crossing. The petition can be found at http://chng.it/Fsy6b7Pd2d.

A 2000 study performed by the stakeholders identified a two-lane overpass mile south of the current El Campo crossing as a potential solution to the problem. Since 2000, Caltrans has not prioritized this overcrossing in their budget. Caltrans District 5 representative Aileen Loe, who sits on the SLOCOG board, indicated that Caltrans is in a position to do what the community believes is the best course of action. Hence, the petition by local residents.

Arroyo Grande Council Member Tim Brown acknowledged at the SLOCOG meeting that this intersection has been a recognized safety problem for many years, but there has not been any funding for the project, expected to cost about $40 Million. Typically, Caltrans seeks funding from local area developments to pay for projects like this.

Numerous South County residents provided statements at the SLOCOG meeting in support of the study to find the best way to improve safety at the intersection. Residents cited problems with the current system of roads that would be significantly impacted if the currently crossing is closed, including the removal of established fire roads and evacuation routes, impacts to traffic around Arroyo Grande Highschool, impacts to traffic around Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, and impacts to current Brisco and Grande Avenue exits.

South County residents have drafted a briefing document for the stakeholders that acknowledge four ideas for the stakeholders to consider. A copy of the briefing document is attached to this release

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Posted by Victor Lund on 12/14/2018 at 10:24 AM

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