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Raises pending for SLO council, manager and attorney

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Each member of the San Luis Obispo City Council, as well as the city manager and city attorney could receive pay raises in the coming weeks. This week the council is holding closed session meetings in which... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend big on employee supervision

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo is planning a $250,000 rearrangement of city hall that would allow the city manager to more closely oversee the city clerk’s office. On Feb. 18, the city council approved a staff... (Continue reading)

Employees fleeing San Luis Obispo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo pays its workers about $100,000 a year on average and boasts a reputation as “the happiest city in America,” yet it struggles to retain employees, particularly high-ranking ones. Since January 2010,... (Continue reading)

SLO fire chief to retire

San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Charlie Hines will retire from the city in September, according an email memorandum issued by City Manager Katie Lichtig Tuesday. Hines, who recently rehired the embattled firefighter John Ryan Mason, will retire on September 10... (Continue reading)

SLO pension liabilities skyrocketing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In a span of ten years, the city of San Luis Obispo has gone from having no pension debt to becoming more than $100 million in the red in its retirement benefit plans. Between fiscal years 2001-2002... (Continue reading)

SLO residents voice budget concerns

Members of the public voiced their concerns during a San Luis Obispo City Council community forum Tuesday on city priorities for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. Council members listened to multiple hours of public comment from a large crowd at... (Continue reading)

SLO hires new Public Works head

The City of San Luis Obispo has hired a new Public Works director from out of the area. [Tribune] Daryl Grigsby, previously the director of Public Works in Pomona, will earn an annual salary of $154,544. City management did not... (Continue reading)

SLO city, union hit impasse

San Luis Obispo city Manager Katie Lichtig announced negotiations with the employees’ union have stalled prompting the city to officially report Wednesday that their bargaining efforts are at an impasse. As a result, negotiations will transition into a more formal... (Continue reading)

SLO city salary cuts: $0.00

OPINION By KEVIN RICE A recent public relations blitz from the city of San Luis Obispo lauded $807,000 in compensation reductions voluntarily taken by top management. Our local spoon-fed media then dutifully regurgitated the numbers put forth by the city... (Continue reading)

California city managers paid more than Brown

Katie Lichtig gets $308,408 in total compensation as the manager of San Luis Obispo, a city with about 700 employees and 41,000 residents. That’s almost twice the salary of the governor, responsible for 44,000 employees and 37 million people. [Bloomberg]... (Continue reading)



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