Every few years we go through this process of talking tough and having meetings so citizens can blow off steam about student noise and obnoxious behavior. The city council says they are going to do something then after dragging out the process nothing is ever done, the problem persists, and the same people are elected because they have always been there, not because they are competent or responsive.
Just one example: what happened to the Measure Y money, which was a top citizen priority for neighborhood police patrols? Settle, Romero, Carter, and Paul Brown, all associated with the Property Owners Association of SLO without whose support none would have been elected, put a stop to that. Get rid of the entrenched system and you can have change.