Owen Lavine is a journalism sophomore and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. The San Luis Obispo city council are lap dogs for the military industrial complex and police department (SLOPD). In a striking unanimous vote on April 19, the city council decided to reimplement Policy […]
San Luis Obispo City Council approved an ordinance on Nov. 9 that will allow the Winter Evening Hours Program at Cerro San Luis National Reserve, also known as Madonna Mountain, to remain in place. This program will enable cyclists and hikers to apply for permits that will grant them access to 4.9 miles of the […]
San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday that makes downtown parking free during the holiday season and select days throughout the year. Parking structures will now be free from Thanksgiving through Nov. 28, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 and on all Sundays in December. Additionally, the resolution allows for […]
In February, City Council decided to move forward with installing pickleball courts at Mitchell Park despite concerns from the community. Now, the City is reversing this decision, instead voting to install “chess/checker tables, bocce ball courts, shade structures and stage installation at the social gathering area, additional benches, interactive educational signage, and pathway lighting,” according […]
After a week-long campaign advocating for San Luis Obispo to decrease its future police budget, Cal Poly Students for Quality Education (SQE), along with 25 other local organizations, were unsuccessful as the city council unanimously voted June 1 to approve their 2021-2023 financial plan. The two year financial plan allocates approximately 25% of the city’s […]
Increased community homelessness within San Luis Obispo has created a demand for a new city position in order to provide relief for those in need. The city has observed an ever-increasing urgency to administer resources to those in need of support as the pandemic progresses. According to the city council, the position of Homeless Response […]
At a San Luis Obispo City Council meeting on Jan. 12, public commenter Marshall James recalled Martin Luther King Jr.’s words that a beloved community is where dignity, respect and equal opportunity are provided. When the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force leaders urged the council to accept 12 recommendations, James said, “I’m […]
Heidi Harmon won the race for San Luis Obispo Mayor by a landslide with about 52.34% of the vote.
Luke Pevreal is a political science senior. He wrote this piece as a response to “Letter to the Editor: Abrianna Torres and Cherisse Sweeney are wolves in sheeps clothing.” The views expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News.
Two seats on the San Luis Obispo City Council are up for election Nov. 3.
This story was updated on Oct. 19 with new information from local activist Tianna Arata in response to claims made by Abrianna Torres. Two seats on the San Luis Obispo City Council are up for election Nov. 3. City Council is composed of the elected mayor and four council members. The council sets the policies […]