SLO County Roundup


The City Council on Tuesday approved a 10-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The ordinance, approved unanimously, was introduced by city staff to pre-empt such facilities from moving into town while a permanent ban is drafted.

The decision temporarily repeals a prior ordinance that allowed one dispensary not within 1,000 feet of a school, church or park.

The council voted in September to adopt a 45-day moratorium on the establishment or operation of a medical marijuana facility to give staff more time to study the issue. The move was prompted after city staff received several calls from people expressing interest in opening dispensaries.

In San Luis Obispo County, six of the seven cities have passed ordinances prohibiting the establishment or operation of medical marijuana facilities.

Atascadero is the only city to lack a permanent ordinance.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association will host its Veterans’ Celebration at Thursday Night Farmers Market on Nov. 12.

Planned activities include a color guard procession and posting of colors, proclamations and pronouncements by local dignitaries and awarding of an honor to the county’s oldest veteran.

There are an estimated 25,000 military veterans in San Luis Obispo County.

Anyone who thinks they may know the county’s oldest veteran is encouraged to call 541-0286. For more information, visit www.downtownslo.com.

— Julia Hickey

Paso Robles

Motorists should expect short-term road closures as the Paso Robles High School Homecoming Parade rolls through town at 4 p.m. Friday.

Traffic could be rerouted or delayed temporarily along the route, which begins at Spring and 8th streets, wraps around Downtown City Park and then back onto Spring Street before ending at 17th and Oak streets.

Visit www.prcity.com/police for a map. For more information, call 237-4086.

— Tonya Strickland