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Grover Beach police chief to double-dip into taxpayer funds

Grover Beach Police Chief Jim Copsey will soon receive a salary and pension simultaneously following a decision by the city council to employ him as interim chief after he retires later this month. Copsey is set to retire on Dec.... (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)

SLO County’s six-figure pension club

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The number of retired public employees in San Luis Obispo County who are receiving yearly pensions of more than $100,000 continues to grow along with the more $500 million in unfunded pension liability. The highest earning pensioner... (Continue reading)

Supervisors approve $2.4 million handout to county workers

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a proposal to give county workers $1,000 each in what is described as a move to offset rising health care costs. Each full-time county worker, including all five supervisors,... (Continue reading)

Taxpayers to fund $2.4 million giveaway to county employees

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisors are slated to vote Tuesday on a $2.4 million payment to employees described as an offset to rising health care costs. The proposal comes a week after the board voted to raise... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande manager clearly violated city policy

OPINION By LEANN AKINS You may or may not have read my letter which was published on the CalCoastNews last week. You may or may not remember I spoke at the Arroyo Grande City Council meeting on Tuesday night. You... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Chief of Police Jim Copsey announces retirement

Jim Copsey, Grover Beach police chief since 2005 and the city’s assistant city manager since 2013, announced plans to retire in December. The announcement came in a Tuesday email from Copsey to City Manager Robert Perrault. Copsey also sent emails... (Continue reading)

County pension liability tops $346 million

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County employees’ pension plan has a $346 million unfunded liability, a matter of concern to the Grand Jury because of its breathtaking size and the suggestion that officials may have tried to camouflage the... (Continue reading)

Open letter to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Bruce Gibson

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Dear Supervisor Gibson, Today, during my three minute public comment (for Items not on the agenda) and before you rudely interrupted me, I had intended to bring attention to the campaign season buzz words; “water” and... (Continue reading)

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)



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