Posts Tagged ‘Los Osos Community Services District’


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Dissolution of Los Osos is the only solution

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District was created in 1999 based on the premise of “local control.” When formed, the original board enacted latent powers that included providing the services of sewer, half the community’s water,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos officials fail to comprehend water conservation

OPINION BY TOM SALMON The Tribune reports that the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has implemented a 50 gallon per day per person water restriction and no potable water can be used for irrigation outside. The LOCSD fails to... (Continue reading)

One Los Osos well is in danger, not the entire basin

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Henny Penny (aka Chicken Little) once said, “The sky is falling; the sky is falling.” The phrase has become a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. The front page special... (Continue reading)

Letter to the editor: Is it time to dissolve Los Osos?

OPINION By TOM SALMON Just when you thought the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) could do nothing more stupid than allowing 150 million gallons – equivalent to six months’ of their district’s supply – of fresh water to be... (Continue reading)

Los Osos manager gets a raise

Kathy Kivley, the general manager of the Los Osos Community Services District received a $9,000 raise at a CSD board of directors meeting last week. Kivley began work as the head of the Los Osos CSD in October 2013 with... (Continue reading)

Terrible choices for leadership in Los Osos

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District has three seats up for election on Nov. 4. While some are optimistic to see change, I’d like to shed some light on who remains on the board for another... (Continue reading)

Los Osos needs new leadership

OPINION By TOM SALMON It has been 15 years since the formation of the Los Osos Community Service. In that period nearly $50 million dollars has been spent, wasted, fined or misdirected for nothing of value, this theft must stop.... (Continue reading)

Should Los Osos be managed by the county?

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has proven to be a failed experiment. Formed in 1998 under the guise of obtaining “local control” the LOCSD has been whittled down to a shell of its former... (Continue reading)

Amid drought, why waste water

By TOM SALMON In the daily newspaper on Aug. 19, Lynette Tornatsky took issue with “Too little, too late”, my letter to the editor at the daily newspaper. Yes Lynette, the hydrogeology in Los Osos is such that some 300,000... (Continue reading)

Water restrictions take effect in Los Osos

A set of restrictions limiting how and when residents can use water for landscaping took effect in Los Osos Monday. Last week, the Los Osos Community Services District adopted a set of mandatory water conservations measures that will remain in... (Continue reading)



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