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Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

You self perceived local inhabitants are a dangerous breed. We moved here 3 years ago from OC, CA (not from out of state or some other country, aka, LA or SF) to bring SLO County more medical care that is still lacking.

9 out of 10 people we meet in office or out in the neighborhood are from "somewhere else," even if they or their parents moved here from OC (a lot of them) 50-80+ years ago.

That makes for a whole lot of non-natives jabber jawing about how they are the natives and everybody else is running this place.

We live in N. County and outside of J. Cunningham, R, Assemblyman, we have had nothing to do with voting in any of the clowns you elected into office and then incessantly complain about.

Look in the mirror weirdos. You're doing it to yourselves. We're simply here to try and help via health care, otherwise, this overpriced area is not worth the daily effort it takes to appease "the locals" on all other matters.

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 10/19/2019 at 6:50 AM

Re: “State letter chides SLO County for diminished role of agriculture in groundwater plan

Ms. Arnold tends to not listen to the voters. The people of Santa Margarita dont want gravel trucks going thru town every 2 minutes, but she votes in favor of it. Here, she denied the Estrella-El Pomar-Creston distict a seat at the table (the people actually affected by the plan). In North County, she denies everyone the right to choose for themselves if they want to use renewable energy by voting against the Community Energy project. Elections are coming up, time for a change, vote Ellen for supervisor.

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Posted by Dan Cook on 10/18/2019 at 4:45 PM

Re: “SLO County Supervisor Lynn Compton is part of a lawsuit for failing to pay $5.3 million in debt

J.R. Simplot Company v. Valley Farm Supply, Inc. (2:19-cv-05335)

District Court, C.D. California

Posted by indeliblyinkd55 on 10/18/2019 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Change for who?

The majority cannot take away the Rights of any member of the group regardless of size. In the U.S. that is guaranteed by the Constitution which applies to the States.

Individuals are responsible for their actions, beneficial or harmful. No other individual is responsible for another's mistakes unless they voluntarily choose to help.

How I live my life - for good or ill - is my choice, not yours. What I do with what I own is also my choice unless and until what I do impacts your life, I am free to make bad choices.

The solution to any impact my life has on your life is to mitigate that impact, not forbid, ban or punish via the state. The state provides a court system to resolve how we impact the lives of others. Alternative court systems could also be agreed to by the parties to a dispute. That would be one way to speed up a decision in a dispute - both parties would agree to use a system of their choice and abide by the decision.

A multitude of laws, rules and regulations will not ensure no one impacts others. Therefore, it is better to deal with conflicts individually instead of trying to create a perfect world with laws, rules and regulations. Once one individuals wins a judgement against another. Others think twice about doing the same thing only to face the same action against them. A business can ban tobacco. It does not need the power of law enforcement to create a smoke free environment for it's customers. That goes for most of the bans imposed by government at one level or another. Wise individuals will try to ensure what they do does not bring the wrath of neighbors down on them because they will lose in the end.

Liberty matters! In fact, it is all we have that is entirely ours and should not be denied.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 10/18/2019 at 10:06 AM

Re: “A citizen group's repeal could come at a cost to Morro Bay residents

Personally, I can't understand why the residents of Morro Bay would wish to delay or modify the project any further. The site for the new treatment plant is settled. A referendum and ballot vote will not change this - it will only add costs to the residents of Morro Bay due to election costs and, if the ballot measure happens to pass, County property taxes. Why would you want to vote to pay more for the project?

Regarding yesterday's comments from CAL, the entire Tri-W conversation (whether accurate or fictional conspiracy) is completely irrelevant. The treatment plant site has been settled and bought-off by the regulatory agencies. Now those agencies expect Morro Bay to move forward with the project to complete a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and potable reuse facility. Again, delaying or modifying this only incurs additional costs to the residents and risks conjuring the ire of the regulatory agencies if 2023 construction deadline is missed, which could result in fines that the residents would have to end up paying.

I admit that I don't live in Morro Bay and haven't visited in 4 years and may be out of touch. But this just seems painfully obvious. If I'm missing something, please, someone enlighten me.

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Posted by Robert Scholl on 10/18/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Uneven harvest: Few growers survived SLO County's hemp moratorium this year

I love the fact that farmers can try to switch over to hemp as a income source and for research. I dont even mind the smell. But, what we all mind is the barrier that blocks the view. Our 6 year old said, quick, look the other way. Its still pretty on the other side!

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Posted by Jennifer Renke on 10/17/2019 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Uneven harvest: Few growers survived SLO County's hemp moratorium this year

Well, ignoring the smell and the fact that the "hemp oil" is a farce of a product (sold to the unwary), it is fairly preposterous to claim this is a "research" activity, unless the "research" is to see what the county will let one get away with.

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Posted by clovis dad on 10/17/2019 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Change for who?

Well, for those of us who have seen the damage done to educational and work careers by people who could not handle drugs (liquor among them), being a "marijuana center" is hardly attractive. However, you're right. The majority rules in a democracy. But don't rely on your presumption that those of us who are opposed are driven by commercial motives. Some of us decry a weakening society, some of us from very personal experience.

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Posted by clovis dad on 10/17/2019 at 6:20 PM

Re: “A citizen group's repeal could come at a cost to Morro Bay residents

Citizens for Affordable Living (CAL) has always promoted clean water, a more affordable sewer system at a less expensive site in addition to its concern for the polution of the estuary which the South Bay Boulevard site presents.

The vast majority of public comment regarding the sewer project has been against the South Bay Boulvard site due to its extreme expense and proximity to the estuary knowing that all sewer pipes do leak over time. A leak from the sewer conveyance system would cause irreparable harm to our estuary.

Unbeknownst to much of the community, the city of Morro Bay signed a secretive Memorandum with the Tri-W Corporation giving them a sweetheart deal, to provide a market appraised value for the 27 acres that the actual sewer would be built on, paved steet on on their property, water to the 400 acres of their property as well as application to LAFCO applying for all of the Tri-W property to be included in Morro Bay's "spere of influence", a not so hidden half step to becoming annexed into city limits. All advantages within this MOU were to the advantage of the Tri-W Corporatiion. The most obvious conclussion was to benefit Tri-W toward development of their 400 acres, all at the expense of city ratepayers! CAL does not believe it is fair for city water and sewer ratepayers to pay the costs of developing that property.

In 2015, Morro Bay initiated 5 water and sewer rate increases with the written promise of repairing sewage pipipes, which are leaking raw sewage into our groundwater, and building a new sewer plant for $75 million dollars. Morro Bay collected the rate incrrases but did not keep its promise to repair sewage pipes nor to even begin construction of a $75 milliond dollar sewer plant. Instead they delayed, implepenting yet a sixth rate incrrase since 2015 and increasing the price tag to $126 million dollars. It is understandable why the majority of Morro Bay Citizens are upset paying $200+ water/sewer bills per month.

Cayucos has set the example building a sewer project for a mere $25 million dollars at the Torro Cdeek site, which is much more affordable, does not endanger our estuary and does not require Coastal Commission approval. Furrher there is additional land available at this site for purchase, which would not encroach upon any neighbors and Morro Bay Citizens would not bare any burden for deveoping this property for any corporation.

Morro Bay is still not ready to build the sewer system because it has not completed all required studies nor purchased all necessary easements nor sewer proprty, and has not obtained all governmental clearances yet.

As I mentioned previously, the majority of public comment in city council meetings has been agaianst the SBB site for reasons named above and that is why they favor a referendum vote by its citizens as our democracy allows. Morro Bay Citizens have been mislead and want their voices heard via a real election. Let Democracy ring!

Dan Sedley
Citizens for Affordable Living

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Posted by Dan Sedley on 10/17/2019 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Uneven harvest: Few growers survived SLO County's hemp moratorium this year

If only they wrote about the beautiful looking ranch a half mile down the road..

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Posted by Nick Allen on 10/17/2019 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Cal Poly faces scrutiny over photo of alleged students ridiculing immigrants

As usual, the media has jumped the gun on this story, without the facts. They were not students...the party was hosted by a Latina, who did not know them, and was not even aware of the incident until the pics were posted. People are attacking Cal Poly just because they like to.

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Posted by Steve Scarich on 10/17/2019 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Dark days

I wish the California ... Public Utilities ... Commission acted more like the California Public ... Utilities Commission - for the public, instead of for the public utilities.

Posted by Kimberly Luker on 10/17/2019 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Forced from their homes, local organizations band together to provide resources for Grand View tenants

How heartbreaking, no one should be subject to living in conditions like this. Mold is devastating to the health and wellness of people young and old. Thank you for bringing more attention to this ongoing problem.

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Posted by Kimberly Luker on 10/17/2019 at 11:28 AM

Re: “A candidate worth voting for

Can you give us some reasons other than making a statement without presenting any facts regarding Trumps not supporting our Constitution? I didn't think so.

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Posted by Lucio Acosta on 10/17/2019 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Who we are

@Joni, If you look at Monterey Bay Community Power's boards, they are made up of elected officials who then have a voice and a say in how the agency purchases power and spends program dollars. this is not a conflict of interest, this is the cities and counties who voted to be part of MBCP having a seat at the table - something they don't have with the alternative. Don't you think that's a GOOD thing?! Why be against giving residents and businesses a CHOICE for cleaner energy at a saving?…

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Posted by Kimberly Luker on 10/17/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Still no choice

The author of this Pro Advocate, obviously can't be viewed as objective.

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Posted by Joni Nelson on 10/17/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Who we are

Doesn't the fact that the Mayor, Vice Mayor and Director of City Planning Commission are on your Board, create a conflict of interest, regarding the decisions of SLO.

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Posted by Joni Nelson on 10/17/2019 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The smell of hogs in the morning

I grew up in a rural farm community and can say --with some reasonable level of accuracy here-- that every single farm I've ever visited STUNK. So for FARMERS to complain about stink on others' farms, invite Big Government onto their land, demand more regulations and controls, decry the injustices of land rights, attack capitalism & free markets, and promote the violations of virtually the entire Bill of Rights... I call bull***t and bigotry.

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Posted by E Huber on 10/17/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “How the NIMBYs stole cannabis

The Shredder should have let someone willing to put some thought and their real name into this opinion piece. Poorly constructed rants that go nowhere do not really need THIS MUCH space.

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Posted by E Huber on 10/17/2019 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Uneven harvest: Few growers survived SLO County's hemp moratorium this year

It's okay for Donati and the Greengate Ranch & Vineyard owners to run an AG business, uncontrollably use all the Edna Valley water they want, profit from a wedding venue, and oppose progress in the reduction oil production and water protection in the region - but when it comes to others starting a competitive AG business the "grape-growing bullies" poke up their miserable heads. Cheers Mr. Donati.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 10/17/2019 at 8:22 AM

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