When Heidi Harmon announced her candidacy for mayor of San Luis Obispo on Dave Congalton’s radio show, locals called in to ask questions about issues ranging from the city’s implementation of the mandatory rental housing inspection program to the shaping of downtown. Heidi expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support. She said it has become clear to her that many residents feel they haven’t been heard by the current city leaders, and her goal is to represent the voices of the citizens.
Matthew Hoy is entitled to his opinion about California’s new gun laws (Viewpoint “Finally, some pushback against Sacramento’s ‘war’ on guns,” Aug. 20), but his apparently ideological-based conviction that these laws “will not stop a singe instance of ‘gun violence’ ” still rubs me the wrong way.
After PG&E caused so many problems, one of which was the huge gas leak explosion in Northern California destroying many homes and businesses, why must we pay for their irresponsible mistakes time after time?
The first paragraph of The Washington Post editorial “A porous ethical wall: Why Clinton’s emails matter” (in The Tribune on Aug. 16) states Donald Trump is “obviously unqualified.” Is it necessary to be a part of government to be qualified?
We need a permanent oak tree ordinance consistent with San Luis Obispo County’s adopted Climate Action Plan. It would implement CAP’s community forestry program, which is identified as a greenhouse gas reduction measure.
Along with the news of steadily worsening floods in the east and fires in the west — largely attributable to the burning of fossil fuels — comes word in today’s paper of the opening of America’s first offshore wind farm producing clean, renewable energy.
John Lindsey warned of a fierce fire season, made worse by the drought and record-breaking high temperatures (“As Chimney Fire burns, climate change increases potential for more wildfires,” Tribune, Aug 20). We’ve recently seen the destruction by the spreading Chimney Fire — now threatening Hearst Castle — and many other fires.
In Jordan Cunningham’s 50 local businesses in 50 business days tour, he has demonstrated his passion to support the small and local businesses in our community. He is focused on job creation by supporting growth for small and local businesses and not by supporting the agenda of special-interest groups.
As someone who is completely disenfranchised by the state of our presidential election, I’ve come to understand the importance of electing representatives into office who will amplify our voices, regardless of who wins the Oval Office.
The column by Matthew Hoy was distressing in its misstatements borne of a gross misinterpretation of facts surrounding the proposed Phillips 66 offloading facility (“SLO County should weigh both the benefits and the risks of Phillips 66 rail spur,” Aug. 6).
There are at least five major fires in California alone, including the Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County. It isn’t difficult to see the link between fire, heavy rains and floods and climate change.
Long-term haters of nuclear power have joined PG&E to propose closure of Diablo Canyon. Nuclear fear-peddlers, like women of long-ago Salem, Massachusetts, are prepared to have innocent people die to placate evil spirits they claim to see.