SLO Mayor And D.A. At Odds

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon and County D.A. Dan Dow seem to be at odds after 6 men were charged last week for their involvement at a July 21 protest that ended in the arrest of local activist Tianna Arata. On Saturday, Harmon released an open letter calling Dow’s actions “nothing more than an intimidation tactic” that specifically targeted people of color. The 6 men charged included 3 men of color. Yesterday, Dow responded in an email claiming, in part, “The mayoral candidate’s dangerous and divisive rhetoric seeks to stir more unrest rather than promote peace and healing in our community.”