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Arroyo Grande offering Adams severance pay

In response to a threat made by ousted city manager Steve Adams, the Arroyo Grande City Council has opted to offer a settlement to its former top bureaucrat. Adams is currently threatening to sue Arroyo Grande if the city does... (Continue reading)

Open letter to San Miguel

OPINION By RICHARD HARRISON I, Richard Harrison, am submitting my resignation from the San Miguel Community Services District Board of Directors, effective immediately. I regretfully take this action due to not being able to work with a few Board Members... (Continue reading)

San Miguel official resigns, calls out colleagues

A longtime San Miguel Community Services District director has resigned his seat on the board, stating he can no longer work with elected officials who break the law. Richard Harrison had served the San Miguel CSD board since the district... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams letters released

Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams sent a letter to the city last week threatening a lawsuit if the council does not pay him six months severance. The city will meet in closed session on Thursday at 7 p.m.... (Continue reading)

SLO police chief travels on the family plan

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell attended 13 conferences during 2014. Expense records show that some of the conferences turned into family trips and the city footed the bill. A two-month investigation by... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams threatens to sue Arroyo Grande

BY KAREN VELIE Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams filed a claim against the city last week threatening a lawsuit if the council does not extend his paid administrative leave for six months. The city will meet in closed... (Continue reading)

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)



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