San Luis Obispo
The Board of Directors of Softec, The Central Coast Software and Technology Association, has voted to oppose Measure H, the proposition attempting to block the extension of Prado Road between South Higuera and Broad streets in San Luis Obispo.
The organization took the position because it believes the extension of the road will contribute to quality of life, such as fire and police response and relief of congestion and commute time, according to a news release sent to The Tribune on Thursday.
“It is part of our responsibility to speak up when we observe a situation that may interfere with their (technology companies’) success,” said Russ Levanway, vice president of the Softec board.
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Softec is a nonprofit networking, advocacy and education group of the technology community on the Central Coast.
— Melanie Cleveland
Sheriff candidate Joe Cortez has picked up endorsements from the San Luis Obispo Chapter of CDF Firefighters, IAFF Local 2881, and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 403.
Cortez, a former Pismo Beach police chief, will face Ian Parkinson, a San Luis Obispo police captain, in the Nov. 2 election.
In an endorsement letter, the firefighters said they were backing Cortez because he understands the importance of a strong partnership in emergency services and has shown his ability to find solutions to issues facing the county.
“Your experience, abilities and leadership have been and will continue to be critical in protecting our communities,” they wrote.
— Cynthia Lambert
A fundraiser featuring Central Coast Band “Unfinished Business” will be held Sept. 11 to benefit sheriff candidate Joe Cortez.
The event will be held from5 to 9 p.m. at the Thousand Hills Ranch, 855 Thousand Hills Roadin Pismo Beach.
Tickets for the barbecue and dance are $75; to purchase, call 801-2508 or go to http://cortez4slosheriff.com/.
— Cynthia Lambert