For those of you out the area, San Luis Obispo just had its election about the Marketplace shopping area and in a tight vote, it was defeated. This is not the end of the project though. The owner of the land will now take it to the County as the land isn’t in the city of SLO. Even if it passed it would not have been a done deal as there were going to be lawsuits to stop it. The issue will continue to go on but I wonder how this is dividing the city? Also, the city is the regional center for a county of 250,000 residents but only a fraction of these residents got to vote on the Marketplace. With a huge budget deficit already, the city of SLO can’t afford to lose any more of its’ tax revenue from any potential backlash from County residents. Should be interesting to see how this all shakes out.
For me, I just want a Chili’s restaurant!