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Julie Tacker

Julie Tacker is a 3 decade resident of Los Osos and a former member of the Los Osos Community Services District.

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Money down the drain at the South County sewer plant

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER While expenses at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continue to climb under a new administrator, the public is seeing little or no benefit and a decrease in transparency. The district currently pays its new Administrator Gerhardt Hubner a $12,500 salary, a $350 car allowance and a nice retirement […]... (Continue Reading)

Los Osos needs a change in leadership

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Here we go again; Los Osos Community Services District is looking for a new General Manager.  With 16 or so, under its collective 16 year-old belt, the district is asking for proposals from qualified individuals to lead them into the future. However, the real question is, “what future?” With the garbage […]... (Continue Reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande should say goodbye to Dianne Thompson as its city manager. Over the course of her short tenure, she has been unapproachable and standoffish. Public records reflect Thompson was unwilling to meet with members of the public and even refused to meet with a planning commissioner. Thompson repeatedly asked citizens […]... (Continue Reading)

Bob Cuddy, facts matter

Robert Cuddy

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Not much has changed for the retired Robert C. Cuddy, former reporter for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, just as he often failed to check facts for his news articles, he failed to fact check his letters to the editor before sending them to be published. Mr. Cuddy, details matter. In […]... (Continue Reading)

Don’t send John Wallace’s excuses to law enforcement

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER An open letter to the south San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board: It was with great disappointment that I read the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting that includes a presentation by John Wallace to address the Knudsen Report. Mr. Wallace has had many opportunities to explain himself and has on […]... (Continue Reading)

Arroyo Grande’s city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER A year ago, in its search to replace embattled City Manager Steve Adams, the Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously to retain the same recruiting firm, Peckham & McKenney that the city of Bell had hired to help its city leaders there find a new city manager. The Arroyo Grande Council […]... (Continue Reading)

Arroyo Grande battle over interchange gets ugly

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Even though former Arroyo Grande mayor Tony Ferrara and former city manager Steve Adams have been forced out of leadership positions in Arroyo Grande, the new city manager appears to be taking direction from an employee tied to a sex scandal with Adams, and not the current city council. For much […]... (Continue Reading)

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Oceano can’t afford Mary Lucey any longer

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the upcoming Oceano Community Services District Dec. 9 board meeting,  the directors will choose a new president to serve the district for 2016. The current board president is Mary Lucey. Lucey will not be in attendance at this particular meeting, but has written a memo (included in the staff packet) […]... (Continue Reading)

Tompkins’ Arroyo Grande project to be reheard

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OPINION by JULIE TACKER The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Special Meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to reconsider the action taken Sept. 8, when the council approved the long-controversial Courtland and Grand “mixed use” project proposed by NKT Commercial, L.L.C. — local developer Nick […]... (Continue Reading)

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Los Osos scrambles to pass a budget

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In order to comply with state law, on Tuesday the Los Osos Community Services District held a special meeting to adopt their final budget for 2015-16. They did so reluctantly, with the Vice President Marshall Ochylski first asking what would happen if the board voted not to approve it? District Legal […]... (Continue Reading)

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