Posts Tagged ‘Los Osos Community Services District’

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What happened to ethics?

Kathy Kivley

OPINION by TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Service District does more disservice than service to our community. Now it appears its General Manager, Kathy Kively, has been serving up more to herself than she’s contractually allowed. This is self-service,... (Continue reading)

Los Osos GM overpaying herself, payroll shows

Kathy Kivley

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In less than two full years on the job, Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley has overpaid herself by more than $4,000, the CSD payroll shows. A recent audit of the district found Kivley... (Continue reading)

Audit of Los Osos CSD finds errors and overpayments

Kathy Kivley

At least two Los Osos Community Services District employees received unearned overtime pay, and the CSD used improper accounting practices, a recent audit has revealed. [Tribune] Last month, auditing firm Moss, Levy and Hartzheim completed an audit of the Los... (Continue reading)

Los Osos scrambles to pass a budget

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In order to comply with state law, on Tuesday the Los Osos Community Services District held a special meeting to adopt their final budget for 2015-16. They did so reluctantly, with the Vice President Marshall Ochylski... (Continue reading)

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)

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