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Seitz survives another performance review

South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District legal counsel Michael Seitz appears to have the support of the majority of his agency’s board, despite the release of documents showing he gave legal advice that benefitted his own firm while costing... (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)

Adams gets $71,000 settlement from Arroyo Grande

Threatened by a potential lawsuit, the Arroyo Grand City Council agreed to issue ousted city manager Steve Adams a settlement of more than $71,000, but the council did not meet all of his demands. Late last year, Adams’s attorney sent... (Continue reading)

Lawyers making bank with sanitation district

BY DEBBIE PETTERSON Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the Arroyo Grande City Hall, 38,000 users of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District serving Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano may finally get some answers about the 2010... (Continue reading)

Legal counsel battles board

BY KAREN VELIE Amid allegations he had repeatedly failed to follow board direction, the San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board will review the performance of district legal counsel Mike Seitz on Jan. 21. At a Dec. 17 sanitation district... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams threatens to sue Arroyo Grande

BY KAREN VELIE Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams filed a claim against the city last week threatening a lawsuit if the council does not extend his paid administrative leave for six months. The city will meet in closed... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande needs to dump its city attorney

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The question posed at last week’s Arroyo Grande City Council meeting by newly elected Mayor Jim Hill revealed a $32,000 expenditure for just one month’s work by legal counsel. This is a billing trend that began... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the City Council of Arroyo Grande

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Since the complaint to the Grand Jury has been fulfilled, we have been advised by the office of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney it will not “interfere” at this time because of the decision... (Continue reading)

San Miguel board fires district manager

By KAREN VELIE Three San Miguel Community Services District Board members voted Thursday to fire their district manager. The legality of which is questionable as the meeting was not on the agenda. On Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., four board... (Continue reading)



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