Measure G

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Voters in six California counties have passed measures banning fracking and placing limits on other types of oil extraction. This November, a citizen’s initiative in San Luis Obispo County sought to do the same. Oil companies funded an $8 million dollar campaign to defeat the measure, and a majority of voters rejected Measure G—54 to 46 percent.

The defeat removes one roadblock to a planned expansion of operations at the Arroyo Grande oil field near San Luis Obispo.

You've got mail: a deluge of campaign mailers

Nov 20, 2018
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Two weeks after the general election, San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong says his office is still counting vote-by-mail ballots. He expects to release more numbers later this week, and next. But one thing has halted: those election mailers stuffing mailboxes since summer. How much do campaigns spend on mailers? How many mailers were there? And where do they end up when the election is over?

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As of Wednesday afternoon, it appears unlikely Measure G, aiming to curb future oil extraction and fracking in San Luis Obispo County, will pass.

Among the scores of campaign mailers appearing in San Luis Obispo County voters’ mailboxes during this election season, one claims to be a “progressive voter guide.”

SLO Citizens for Measure G, Facebook Page

  Measure G passed Tuesday Night in San Luis Obispo, overwhelmingly with slightly more than 70 percent of the vote.

The Measure will continue the 1/2 cent sales tax in the city which is currently represented by Measure Y. Supporters of the Measure G committee include former elected leaders, community activists, environmentalists and some small business owners.

Recently re-elected Mayor of San Luis Obispo, Jan Marx, says she is glad the measure passed because they city would have faced budget cuts otherwise.

Argument against San Luis Obispo’s Measure G

Oct 22, 2014
SLOmeasureG.com

ALSO: Hear the argument for Measure G

On November 4, 2014, voters in the City of San Luis Obispo will decide whether they want to extend a half-cent sales tax for another 8 years. This "general purpose" tax was originally passed in 2006 as Measure Y. This year’s version is known as Measure G, and does come with some changes.

Argument in favor of San Luis Obispo’s Measure G

Oct 21, 2014
SLO Citizens for Measure G, Facebook Page

ALSO: Hear the argument against Measure G  

On November 4, 2014, voters in the city of San Luis Obispo will decide whether they want to extend a half-cent sales tax for another eight years.

The "general purpose" tax was originally passed in 2006 as Measure Y. This year’s version is known as Measure G, and does come with some changes.