Articles Tagged With ‘California Public Employees’




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Atascadero city clerk and treasurer positions go up for votes

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Atascadero voters will decide whether the city clerk and treasurer roles remain elected positions or will become jobs controlled by the city manager. The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty to receive 10.5 percent raise

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Just days before Cal Poly professors were to begin a five-day strike, the California State University System and the California Faculty Association agreed Friday to a tentative contract agreement. After almost a year of wrangling over salaries at the CSU’s... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission chief fired in Morro Bay

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At the conclusion of a jam-packed meeting in Morro Bay, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its executive director, Charles Lester. Hundreds of environmentalists and supporters of Lester converged upon the Morro Bay Community Center Wednesday in an... (Continue reading)

Who are the highest paid SLO County employees?

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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)

California Coastal Commission director under fire

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Amid a battle between environmentalists and pro-development commissioners, a move to oust the California Coastal Commission executive director is under way. On Jan. 14, Commission Chair Steve Kinsey informed Executive Director Charles Lester that the 12-member panel will consider whether... (Continue reading)

California has a surplus, but retirement liabilities remain

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A few years after California faced a $26 billion deficit, lawmakers are debating how to spend a budget surplus. However, state officials have not tackled California’s unfunded pension liabilities problem, which is continuing to grow. [Contra Costa Times] The state... (Continue reading)

Forbes Magazine notes SLO County as government run amok

In a Forbes Magazine article about relentless government bureaucracy, San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District salaries and Supervisor Adam Hill are used as examples. “Today, local governments in the U.S. are just as careerist, self-seeking, and mindlessly bureaucratic as... (Continue reading)

Brickbat misses target

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The Dec. 20 Tribune Brickbat levied at the newly hired Oceano Community Services District General Manager Lonnie Curtis, while completely warranted — missed the target. Plagiarizing another man’s work as one’s own for a job application is... (Continue reading)

CalPERS purging illegitimate claimants

Tens of thousands of people are receiving benefits improperly from CalPERS, the nation’s second-largest health insurance provider, officials of which have announced a series of detailed audits to stem the problem. (Sacramento Bee) The insurer believes that at least 22,000... (Continue reading)

Pepper-spraying former cop wants workers’ comp

A bullying campus cop who pepper-sprayed protesters at a UC Davis demonstration in 2011 has applied for workers’ compensation, claiming he was psychologically warped by widespread angry reaction to the resulting viral video. (San Francisco Chronicle) John Pike was a... (Continue reading)



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