Uncovered SLO


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John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

Wallace signs

By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)

Hill and Arnold lead in race for campaign contributions

Supervisor Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE With a majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors up for grabs, the eight candidates running for three seats are raking in cash, collecting endorsements and fervently campaigning. Leading in the... (Continue reading)

FEMA rejects John Wallace’s request for disaster funds

John Wallace

By KAREN VELIE The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected John Wallace’s appeal to reconsider its denial of disaster funds to cover invoices to his company the Wallace Group, according to a Jan. 14 letter from the Governor’s Office of Emergency... (Continue reading)

Hill promotes wife during homeless debate

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

As community leaders decide how to best handle the recently displaced homeless population in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is promoting his wife’s homeless nonprofit while denigrating other competing homeless services providers. The Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

No Hill in Avila Beach, debate civil

Dan Carpenter and Debbie Peterson

By KAREN VELIE The Avila Beach Community Center was packed during Thursday night’s San Luis Obispo County District 3 supervisor debate, the first of the political season. The debate was unmoderated, without time limits and included only questions from members... (Continue reading)

John Hamon accused of conflict of interest

Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon, who sits on the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) board, appears to be financially benefiting from votes he has made in favor of the Oceano Dunes dust rule.... (Continue reading)

Judge questions overdraft of Paso Robles basin

Vineyard Ancient Peaks

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County group of landowners seeking adjudication of water rights have gained a significant foothold in their quest to acquire “quiet title” to their properties overlying the Paso Robles Water Basin. Ruling tentatively in a case... (Continue reading)

Who are the highest paid SLO County employees?

slo county sign

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County employees averaged slightly more than $100,000 a year in total compensation for 2014, an examination of county employee pay shows. The county’s top earner was M. Daisy Ilano-Ramos, the medical director of County Mental Health.... (Continue reading)

John Wallace accused of malfeasance

John Wallace

By KAREN VELIE Former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is accused of extortion and conflicts of interest in an investigative report that was made public Sunday. The investigation by Knudson and Associates recommends the district... (Continue reading)

SLO and Paso Robles lead in employee compensation

money

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has a $239,000-a-year firefighter and a $215,000-a-year police officer. They are just two of the 32 SLO city employees who make more than the governor of California, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)



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