Los Osos CSD to hire interim general manager

February 29, 2016
Peter Kampa

Peter Kampa

The Los Osos Community Services District board is set to hire an interim general manager at its meeting on Thursday. As with the district’s previous general manager, the candidate was recently fired from an administrative position.

On Feb. 11, Los Osos board members voted in closed session to hire Peter Kampa, the president and founder of Kampa Community Solutions, a company that provides services for special districts. Kampa began working for the district last week, though the board has yet to formally hire him. The board is expected to approve Kampa’s contract in open session on Thursday.

The contract states Kampa will receive a salary of $8,083 a month, or $97,000 a year. Either side can terminate the contract at any time.

Kampa previously worked as the general manager of the Tuolumne Utilities District in Tuolumne County. The district board fired Kampa in October 2013, according to a report in Sonora newspaper the Union Democrat. The Tuolumne board hired Kampa in 2006.

In January, former Los Osos CSD general manager Kathy Kivley retired following an investigation into her alleged misappropriation of district funds. The board hired Kively in 2013 after she falsely stated on her job application that she had never been terminated. Kively was previously fired from the positions of Atwater city manager and Clearlake city administrator, according to media reports.

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Any bets on how long this manager lasts? If Im not mistaken the LOCSD has chewed up and

spit out at least 9 or more managers since its creation. Could it be the drinking water in Los


The contract to be approved tonight is only through May 31.

What? They couldn’t wait until Lacey Fowler was released and hire her?