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Re: “Albertsons files legal complaint against Paso petitioners

Unfortunately there a few petitioners like Gary Robinson that screw things up. Like any business there are bad apples. The individuals you have pictures of are bad apples and do not reflect the petition industry itself.

Posted by Mr. freedom of speech on 02/23/2018 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Albertsons files legal complaint against Paso petitioners

Have you ever heard of the 1st amendment. These individuals are not trespassing. They are not on private property. They're within there constitutional rights. Vons and Albertsons are the ones violating the law. Anyone gathering signatures or registrating people to vote. Are within there constitutional rights. They do not need permission. The 1st amendment supersedes any policy that Vons or Albertsons might have. Also Constituents have a right to be informed and have the ability to sign petitions. Referrendums or register to vote. If Vons. Albertsons. Or any other business tries to stop . interfere. Or impede. Such constitutionally protected act. Then they are in violation of the law. And any party involved. Such as managers. SECURITY. Vons and Albertsons. Themselves. Then become legally liable. Stop F*CKING with my rights

Posted by Mr. freedom of speech on 02/23/2018 at 12:41 AM

Re: “Vons follows Albertsons, files suit against signature collectors

Walmart and Ralphs have no problems with Petitioners setting up a table with multiple petitions to place several Initiatives on the ballot. Most shoppers walk right by without a word but others stop willingly to read and discuss the petitions.
Unfortunately, it takes paid petitioners with several petitions to qualify any one for the ballot.
I don't sign a petition unless I plan to vote for it as written but I am glad to see voters voicing their opinions in this way.
We need participation to have good government and, right now, many Americans are turning away from any responsibility regarding government so having petitioners wake them up is good for us and good for business.
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/22/2018 at 4:31 PM

Re: “SLO City Council signs off on downtown bollards project

It is February, 2018 and the SLO City Council is going to spend $1.3 million for street bollards to use during the Thursday Farmer's Market because in once in 2003 and twice in 2014 there were collisions resulting in 15 deaths.
Meanwhile no more recent incidents were cited other than one in New York City [6 dead].
Apparently the realistic danger of a runaway, intentional or not, is rare and, in my opinion, not a good reason to spend $1.3 million of SLO county residents taxes when the existing barricades seem to be working just fine.
gail lightfoot
Arroyo Grande
481-3434

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 02/22/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Pismo wrestles with pier bathroom placement

As a coda to my previous comment, it is a published fact that the oceanic surface water quality is bad owing to the defecation of shorebirds roosting under the old pier. If nothing is done to mitigate this problem with the new pier, return visitors may opt for a cleaner beach when they or their children sicken.

Posted by Glenn Mitchell on 02/22/2018 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Pismo wrestles with pier bathroom placement

I submit that in a situation like this there is merit in finding an agency who can give an impartial opinion. It will be an expense item to contract for such services but the advantage is the consultants can bring expertise and experience and impartiality. Certainly when it comes to public facilities, having more rather than fewer is of benefit to a tourist destination. I'd certainly advocate for at least one restroom pair at the far end of the pier. I'd also suggest that the restrooms in main pedestrian areas have access doors not facing the street but instead have doors in breezeways or side alleys.

Posted by Glenn Mitchell on 02/22/2018 at 3:42 PM

Re: “SLO County activists launch petition to ban fracking

WHERE DO I SIGN?

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 02/22/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Three-story hotel proposed in Cayucos denied

Bummer, this would have been a very good addition to the town and would have created many needed jobs for Cayucos and revenue for the community as a whole. Very sad outcome. The Coastal Commission is the worst thing to happen to small business in CA.

Posted by Jason Hargett on 02/21/2018 at 8:01 PM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

Diana February is absolutely wrong about a citizen being required to identity themselves to a police officer when asked. There are circumstances when this is true, but it was NOT true in this case.

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Posted by Henry W on 02/19/2018 at 10:52 PM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

Settle the case for $8.50... minimum wage for time detained.

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Posted by J Michael Robertson on 02/19/2018 at 5:46 AM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

There is no obligation in California to identify yourself unless you are arrested for a crime (if you are operating a motor vehicle a different set of standards apply). Concerns for Officer Safety without valid probable cause or RAS do not trump a citizen's right to film in public areas. Handcuffing and IDing someone in those circumstances is actually a violation of law and a potential civil rights violation. Usually these sorts of cases do not get pursued because it is expensive to file suit and hire a lawyer. The public agencies have the advantage of being tax payer funded so unless there is a large hue and cry police often are able to violate the rights of citizens with impunity. We shall see what happens in this case.

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Posted by nate78222 on 02/18/2018 at 5:12 PM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

A cop should know the law. But a citizen is required by law to identify themselves to officers when asked. So they were both in the wrong. We hold cops to higher standards though.

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Posted by Diana February on 02/17/2018 at 9:19 AM

Re: “YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

This guy is a scam artist trying to make a living by causing disturbances then playing victim. His purpose is not to "Audit" Government facilities, but to hit a payday by creating a hostile atmosphere. He reminds me of the guy who throws water on the floor at the grocery store and then pretends to fall. Wondering if this is his full-time job. If this fool follows through with going to court I hope the judge fines him for disturbing the peace. There's enough real world problems to deal with, what an asshole. He probably spends the rest of his time and his mother's basement trying to cast spells.

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Posted by Amber Dawn on 02/17/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Three-story hotel proposed in Cayucos denied

Im grateful to the Coastal Commission, but disappointed that our County Planning Department and Board of Supervisors are not willing to protect our communities.

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Posted by Christine Heinrichs on 02/17/2018 at 7:24 AM

Re: “SLO City Council members donate to Paulding in supes race

With local elections coming up this year, the best thing any of us can do to restore civility, competence and common sense to the Board and provide a good example of leadership to all is to join the Republican/Democratic Coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor.

Paulding deserves the support of each of the sitting board members: Gibson, Compton, Peschong, Arnold and Hill, each of whom consider Paulding a formidable candidate and the most qualified to run for a SLO County board seat in decades. It's an easy choice for those want improvement in local politics and a stop to dishonest, selfish, behind-the-scenes deal making that harms our community in the long run. The right choice has never been so clear. Paulding deserves his chance to make SLO County a better place to live, love, work and prosper.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/16/2018 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Supervisors decline to take stance on offshore oil drilling expansion

With local elections coming up this year, the best thing any of us can do to restore civility, competence and common sense to the Board and provide a good example of leadership to all is to join the Republican/Democratic Coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor.

Paulding deserves the support of each of the sitting board members: Gibson, Compton, Peschong, Arnold and Hill, each of whom consider Paulding a formidable candidate and the most qualified to run for a SLO County board seat in decades.

Posted by rightword 2 on 02/16/2018 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Supervisor Adam Hill scales back duties to address depression

Wishing Mr. Hill the best on his sincere quest for healing and understanding in our polarized times.

With local elections coming up this year, the best thing any of us can do to restore civility and competence to the Board and provide a good example of leadership to all is to join the Republican/Democratic Coalition in support of Jimmy Paulding for County Supervisor. Paulding deserves the support of each of the sitting board members: Gibson, Compton, Peschong, Arnold and Hill, each of whom consider Paulding a formidable candidate and the most qualified to run for a SLO County board seat in decades.

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Posted by rightword 2 on 02/16/2018 at 6:42 AM

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