Is Paavo Ogren a Jedi master?
June 13, 2014
Questions remain as to why San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is leaving his post to head the embattled six-employee Oceano Services District, but Ogren is undoubtedly leaving the county in style.
At the June 17 board of supervisors meeting, the board will present Ogren with a resolution honoring his service to the county. The resolution commends Ogren not only for his work as public services director, but for his good looks, charm, Finnish heritage and sheer will power.
Ogren’s wisdom is even reminiscent of that of Star Wars Jedi master Obi-Won Kenobi, according to the resolution.
“Paavo has advanced the work of the Department and has demonstrated high level of wisdom among staff earning the nickname “Obi-Won Kenobi” of Public Works.
“Through his imagination, financial abilities, knack for stakeholder engagement, power to foresee opportunity, charm, good looks, Finnish Heritage and sheer will power he has advanced major projects such as the Lopez Dam Seismic Remediation, the Nacimiento Water Pipeline Project, and the Willow Road Interchange.”
Ogren has stated previously that he plans to begin work in Oceano on July 21.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Bruce Gibson said earlier this week that Tuesday’s meeting has an extensive agenda, and he argued against including a hearing on a proposed water management district in North County. The presentation to Ogren, though, could feature several speakers.
The board is scheduled to read the resolution at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.