Before closing the book on 2012, The Tribune Editorial Board looked back at some key events that occurred in San Luis Obispo County. Here, in no particular order, is our subjective list of highlights and lowlights we witnessed in 2012.
Some are sad, others inspiring, and in some cases, the stories are still playing out — giving us plenty to consider in 2013.
The GoodVoter generosity: Proposition 30
The BadHomeless shelter hits a snag: Supervisor Adam Hill’s infamous tirade plans for a full-fledged homeless services center were derailed
Get it together, folks. The homeless shelter is needed now — not five or 10 years from now — and it’s time to get the plan back on track.The Bruce Gibson affair: ongoing affair with his legislative assistant A trail of scandals at State Parks: waived rental fees for some private events at Hearst Castle cross burning anti-gay graffiti targeting the athletic director at Mission Prep Lisa Solomon’s high-priced departure: Paso Robles police Chief Lisa Solomon Capps/Maldonado campaign: sparring between Cuesta College: The accreditation mess Just saying no … again: turned down another application for a medical marijuana dispensary
If not, revise the ordinance to better specify where they can go.Maligned merger: proposed merger of the Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande police departments fell apart