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Sanitation district should not yield to Ogren’s outrageous demands

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OPINION By MAYOR JIM HILL As a member of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board, I am committed to minimizing costs and fairness in billing practices for all District ratepayers. The member agencies, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande and... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD demands cash from sanitation district

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The Oceano Community Services District is threatening to stop acting as a bill collector for the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District if the agency does not make an $11,000 payment to Oceano by the end of the month.... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano attempting to blackmail the sanitation district?

Julie Tacker

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Einstein’s definition of insanity is, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I don’t know who is insane; the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) for using bully tactics to get their... (Continue reading)

Cash-strapped Oceano operating in the red

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board recently voted to raise water rates to reduce budget deficits. However, the amounts to be garnered through the higher utility rates will not cover the overspending the board has approved in... (Continue reading)

Leaks shut down Nacimiento Pipeline

San Luis Obispo County’s $176 million pipeline project is delivering no water to participating cities and communities and may not resume operation for weeks. [Tribune] The Nacimiento Pipeline, which delivers water to Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and parts... (Continue reading)

Is Paavo Ogren a Jedi master?

Questions remain as to why San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is leaving his post to head the embattled six-employee Oceano Services District, but Ogren is undoubtedly leaving the county in style. At the June 17 board... (Continue reading)

Oceano dumping television airings of board meetings

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the hiring of a $200,000 general manager for its six-employee community services district, the Oceano Community Services District Board has started the process to eliminate television coverage of its bimonthly meetings. Last week, the Oceano board... (Continue reading)

Oceano hires Ogren as new general manager

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an attempt to boost its agency’s credibility, the Oceano Community Services District board opted to hire San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren as the new district general manager and award him a base... (Continue reading)

Why would Paavo Ogren leave SLO County?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) is set to hire Paavo Ogren as its general manager this Wednesday night. Ogren has experience managing a community services district, but fails to mention it in his resume. He worked... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren leaving county for Oceano manager position

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Director of Public Works Paavo Ogren is slated to exit his county job for the position of Oceano Community Services District manager, according to the district’s website. Ogren approached district officials requesting the... (Continue reading)



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