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Don't let a stranger control SLO's financial destiny

San Luis Obispo



Taxpaying citizens of the city of San Luis Obispo, would you like a stranger to come into your home and tell you how to manage your finances and be fined if you refuse to do his bidding? I don’t think so!

For 11 years, the city of SLO has had to endure binding arbitration, which is strapping the city’s finances because a stranger (arbitrator) came to town and awarded employees a 30 percent raise and a starting salary of $75,000 per year for new recruits, with or without a college degree.

These huge raises can be given over and over again in the future if binding arbitration is not overturned on the ballot on Aug. 30, and the taxpayers of the city will have no say in the matter.

If you care at all about our wonderful city and its financial dilemma, please vote yes on A and B on your ballot before Aug. 30.

Let’s never again let a stranger (arbitrator) ride into town and take control of the city’s financial destiny.

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