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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)

Carter wants SLO council to appeal judge’s decision

Former San Luis Obispo Councilman Andrew Carter’s letter to the city council: Dear council, What follows is lengthy. I realize that. It covers every nuance I can think of about the decision you face on Monday. As you are aware,... (Continue reading)

Larry Allen receives contract extension amid Forbes dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two days after Forbes Magazine published a commentary highlighting the high pay of San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) head Larry Allen, the APCD board approved a contract extension for the district chief. On... (Continue reading)

Larry Allen enters battle against Forbes magazine columnist

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Executive Director Larry Allen fired back at Forbes Magazine columnist Steven Hayward Wednesday claiming none of the information in his “attack piece” is true. For example, Allen claims Hayward... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council stalls Lueker’s exit

The Morro Bay City Council canceled a closed session meeting on the possible termination of City Manager Andrea Lueker just prior to the beginning of the hearing Tuesday. [Tribune] Mayor Jamie Irons said proper noticing of the meeting occurred, but... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council puts city attorney on administrative leave

The Morro Bay City Council placed City Attorney Rob Schultz on administrative leave during a special closed session meeting Thursday. [Tribune] The council has been discussing firing Schultz since September, and the city’s special counsel Steven Simas is negotiating a... (Continue reading)

Old Morro Bay council improperly changed contracts of city manager and attorney

The former Morro Bay City Council violated the Ralph M. Brown Act in November 2012, when it increased the severance pay of the city manager and city attorney in closed session without notifying the public. [Tribune] In a a November... (Continue reading)



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