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SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon ‘not shying away or apologizing’ as a woman in power

It’s been a busy first year on the job for San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon.

After edging incumbent Jan Marx in November 2016 by 47 votes, Harmon has organized about 25 neighborhood walks with constituents, hosted community potlucks and led the charge on policy decisions ranging from a straws-upon-request ordinance and a plastic bottle ban at city government facilities and city-permitted events to her support of the repeal of the controversial Rental Housing Inspection Program.

The former community organizer known for the signature flower she wears with pride as a symbol of femininity and determination who rallied against the Phillips 66 Co. oil-by-rail proposal (denied by the county Board of Supervisors in 2016) said her mayoral duties are a calling that has connected her with the community on a deeper level.

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