The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, endorses Democrat Salud Carbajal for Congress. For a second time, Carbajal is being challenged by Republican Justin Fareed for the 24th District congressional seat.
Read the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s endorsements for the November 2018 election. The newspaper backs candidates for city council and mayor in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso, Pismo and SLO.
To avoid being mired in more debate over a controversial sewer, Morro Bay should elect candidates committed to moving the project forward. That’s John Headding for mayor and Jesse Barron, Dawn Addis and Jan Goldman for council.
A mailer in support of Proposition 6 on the California ballot is designed to look like an official correction notice from an elections office. San Luis Obispo County Clerk Tommy Gong says it’s “pushing the envelope” and warns voters to beware.
Three strong candidates are running for two seats on the Atascadero City Council. The Tribune endorses Susan Funk as its top choice, and leaves it to voters to decide between Mark Dariz and Heather Newsom.
In the San Luis Obispo City Council race, The Tribune recommends incumbent Carlyn Christianson, who has been a big proponent of housing, and James Lopes, a Save Our Downtown member who would offer a more cautious approach.
In the San Luis Obispo mayoral race, challenger Keith Gurnee says development is ruining the city’s character. The Tribune Editorial Board believes more housing is needed and supports incumbent Heidi Harmon for re-election.
Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, who was the focus of an investigation last year, faces a challenge from City Councilwoman Caren Ray in the November election. The SLO Tribune endorses the challenger candidate.
The San Luis Obispo County, California, Board of Supervisors is considering a plan to improve Pirate’s Cove, home to the county’s only nude beach. But the plan doesn’t include a restroom. That’s a big mistake.
San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon, a staunch environmentalist, has been labeled a hypocrite by Cal Coast News for riding a bicycle to City Council meetings and then accepting a car ride home. That’s absurd.
Voters should reject the California gas tax repeal on the November ballot. San Luis Obispo County will receive $970 million to $1.4 billion to repair roads and fix bottlenecks and dangerous intersections.
Thousands of Californians don’t have clean water to drink, and the state wants to establish a charity fund to improve their water systems. The Legislature should pass a small tax instead of asking for monthly “donations.”
State Sen. Bill Monning has been fighting for a tax or warning labels on soft drinks for years. Finally, a bill that would require healthy beverages in kids’ combo meals has passed the Legislature and is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.