Uncovered SLO


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Did supervisors dump ag ordinance to protect Gibson?

By CalCoastNews staff The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting did not proceed as scheduled Tuesday. After a late start to the meeting, Supervisor Adam Hill petitioned to move the 18th item on... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles, Cayucos school districts shoulder huge bond debts

Two San Luis Obispo County school districts have borrowed millions of dollars using a risky form of financing saddling them with huge debt. Both Cayucos Elementary School District and Paso Robles Joint Unified School District... (Continue reading)

Supervisor’s zipper costly to county taxpayers

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s adulterous, long-term affair with a subordinate — his legislative assistant of six years — will cost county taxpayers $68,870 in annual salary plus benefits for a... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant failures threaten groundwater

By KAREN VELIE During an inspection of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant earlier this year, federal Environmental Control Agency (EPA) inspectors discovered several self-monitoring and biosolid handling deficiencies that could result in... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with $6 billion property rights lawsuit

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, filed a more than $6 billion lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County. In... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district regulatory woes escalate

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is facing another fine for the third release of improperly treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean in less than four months, with each release... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis... (Continue reading)

More safety violations at Maldonado family farm

Since Abel Maldonado announced his plans to run for congress, his 6,000-acre farm in Santa Maria has had three Cal/OSHA citations for issues regarding employee safety. Since the 1990s, Agro-Jal has accumulated dozens of Cal/OSHA... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission staff recommends denial of PG&E seismic testing

By KAREN VELIE California Coastal Commission staff recommended on Friday that the board vote to deny PG&E’s seismic testing permit application and object to its consistency certification, according to a staff report. Renewal of Diablo... (Continue reading)

SLO builders face steep fees for minor development

San Luis Obispo business and property owners who wish to make additions to their buildings and homes face a common obstacle in the city, higher than usual fees. Though local developers face fees no matter... (Continue reading)



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