We join with a lot of San Luis Obispo's citizens in our concerns for the direction the city is taking. New growth is changing the character of the city, and not necessarily for the better! The construction of high-rise buildings and of small "affordable" apartments do nothing but add to the already bad traffic congestion and eyesores. The city (and county) seem to think that we can build ourselves out of the "housing crisis." That is not possible, for the more we build the more "they" will come.
Several years ago, the citizens of San Luis Obispo voted against importing state water because it was considered growth inducing. So what does the city do? They listen to the outside money interests who want to build more! We are really about out of water, and with future predictions forecasting more droughts the situation will become dire.
We still see cars around town with bumper stickers saying "I love the SLO Life" or "My Special Place." We are losing both of those.
Yes, this has been a wonderful place to live and to raise our children, but that scenario is rapidly being lost.
I have known Keith Gurnee for more than 40 years, and I have found him to be an honorable person with a lot of integrity and concerns about the future of the city. He is very knowledgeable about planning issues and has a large amount of experience in those issues. Therefore, we are supporting Keith Gurnee for mayor of San Luis Obispo in the upcoming election. We urge the citizens of San Luis Obispo to do the same.