Posts Tagged ‘Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’


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Arroyo Grande mayor speaks out

OPINION By ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After a dramatic five-week write-in campaign last fall, it’s continued to be an interesting and exciting first six months as Mayor of Arroyo Grande. I believe we have contributed to many positive changes... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district meeting canceled after four no-shows

By KAREN VELIE A special meeting of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District scheduled for Monday evening was canceled after two representatives and their two alternates said they would not be able to attend. A quorum of at... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lawsuit venue in dispute

By KAREN VELIE Amid a request by the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to negotiate a settlement which would end an ongoing lawsuit, the state has filed for a change of venue for the legal battle. The... (Continue reading)

Attorney Michael Seitz performance again under review

Following the release of documents that shows South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel recommended legal actions that benefited his firm while costing ratepayers, the board will again review Michael Seitz’ performance and contract. In 2010, failures at... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district attorney misled ratepayers

By KAREN VELIE Confidential documents obtained by CalCoastNews reveal a long-term plan by South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District officials to delay fines and findings of mismanagement by mounting a legal battle against the state — a fight they... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district attorney under fire

By KAREN VELIE After San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District staff failed to follow board direction and agendize the settlement of a $1.1 million fine with the state, the board voted Wednesday to seek a review of district legal counsel... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district flips, seeks settlement with the state

After picking a multi-year legal fight with state officials, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is now seeking to settle a $1.1 million fine levied against it. In 2010, 384,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed in Oceano homes... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s mayor elect wants lawsuit abandoned

By KAREN VELIE Amid mounting legal costs, incoming Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to immediately cease and desist legal action against the state. Two weeks ago, the sanitation district board... (Continue reading)

Hill challenges Shoals

OPINION By JIM HILL The recent election represents an opportunity for residents of Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande to change some policies at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District that have not been in residents’ interest. In... (Continue reading)

Water board lifts septic tank orders on 38 Los Osos homes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Against the recommendation of its staff, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has rescinded orders that required some Los Osos homeowners to spend thousands of dollars treating their septic tanks while waiting for the construction... (Continue reading)



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