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Aaron Ochs
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After careful consideration, I’m encouraging Morro Bay residents to VOTE NO on Harbor Tax B-22. Over the past several years, Morro Bay voters have voted for measures that increase taxes on residents, small businesses and tourists for severely underfunded departments. These departments have undoubtedly provided…

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Aaron Ochs
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When a resident speaks at public comment during government meetings, they always run the risk of getting interrupted. At the August 23 Morro Bay City Council meeting, my public comment was interrupted by Mayor John Headding as soon as I touched on potential conflict of…

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Aaron Ochs
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Small town politics can be relentlessly brutal. One reason people don’t run for public office is because of harsh scrutiny they get from the public. People want to know everything about you. And people are smart enough to know if you’re hiding something. Ideally, it’s…

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Aaron Ochs
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I’m seriously considering a mayoral run in Morro Bay. Normally, candidates will announce they’re running and skip the part about their deliberation process. But in the spirit of transparency, I decided to go public. Rest assured, I will not make any flowery speeches or make…

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Aaron Ochs
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I shouldn’t have to make this point. But we live in strange times. As I wrote in my book Defamers, there was this bizarre conspiracy theory about me that I struggled to shake for years: that my words and actions were done at the behest of…