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Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

Peter Scheer

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College employee nabs private data

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A Cuesta College employee is accused of downloading private data including employee names, addresses and Social Security numbers to their private email account. Cuesta College President Gil Stork notified Cuesta College employees through a Thursday email in which he said... (Continue reading)

SLO Council approves raise for Dietrick, bonus for Lichtig

City Manager Katie Lichtig

San Luis Obispo City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to give City Manager Katie Lichtig a cash bonus and City Attorney Christine Dietrick her fourth raise in four years. Dan Carpenter dissented. The council also granted Lichtig a car allowance... (Continue reading)

Raise for Dietrick, bonuses for Lichtig on tap at SLO Council

City Manager Katie Lichtig

City Attorney Christine Dietrick may receive her fourth raise in four years, and City Manager Katie Lichtig may walk away with a cash bonus and car allowance at the upcoming San Luis Obispo council meeting. On June 2, the council... (Continue reading)

Did Steve Gesell game the city to get his settlement?

Steve Gesell 4

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo’s embattled outgoing police chief Steve Gesell had applied for a new job several months prior to City Manager Katie Lichtig placing him on administrative leave, a job he was first in... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of May 29. City manager Katie Lichtig placed Gesell on paid administrative leave on May 8... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s disappearing budget surplus

Dan Buckshi

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than six months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors awarded extra pay to all employees after staff claimed a $30 million budget surplus, the county is running in a deficit. The county is... (Continue reading)

SLO management to negotiate settlement with Gesell

Steve Gesell

The San Luis Obispo City Council instructed the city manager and the city attorney to negotiate a settlement with Police Chief Steve Gesell at a closed session meeting on Tuesday. On Tuesday’s agenda, it noted that the city was facing... (Continue reading)

Excess enforcement costs taxpayers

OPINION By CHAS SMIT So after a long day of work late, I am driving home on Los Osos Valley Road when a large (New York City style) fire truck shows up immediately followed by a smaller fire truck, four... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach dispatchers shed their desk jobs

Pismo Beach police dispatchers are now taking work in stride. [KEYT] Police Chief Jake Miller has given the okay to a plan to place a treadmill in the Pismo Beach police dispatch center. Dispatchers approached Miller with the request, citing... (Continue reading)



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