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Morro Bay cop caught asleep at the wheel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after Morro Bay police officers do late night bar checks and roust homeless people they find sleeping in their cars, some then search for a secluded spot to take a nap in their police cruisers, in... (Continue reading)

Battle takes shape over SLO sales tax renewal

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo city sales tax initiative has a new name, and campaigns have kicked off both for and against the measure. Previously known as Measure Y, San Luis Obispo’s half-cent sales tax has taken on... (Continue reading)

Parkinson’s Navy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff Ian Parkinson told San Luis Obispo County Supervisors in April that he needed an extra half million dollars to buy and operate a 27-foot Defender Class response boat to tow drug smuggling boats,... (Continue reading)

SLO ratepayers taking a long hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo city staffers are unaware of the last year in which sewer rates have not increased. The city has raised sewer rates for at least the past 21 years, and they will go up again... (Continue reading)

SLO to spend big on employee supervision

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo is planning a $250,000 rearrangement of city hall that would allow the city manager to more closely oversee the city clerk’s office. On Feb. 18, the city council approved a staff... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager’s job on the line

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The board of directors of the embattled Oceano Community Services District may fire yet another general manager Friday, this time less than six months after hiring him. On Wednesday night, the board reviewed the performance of General... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires interim city manager

The Morro Bay City Council has hired an interim city manager at $13,000 per month. The council appointed former Beverly Hills city manager Ed Kreins to succeed Administrative Services Director Susan Slayton in bridging the gap between Andrea Lueker, who... (Continue reading)

What do council members make in SLO County?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Some part-time city council members and mayors in San Luis Obispo County earn high compensation rates for the hours they work. The top earners among council members in the county received approximately $27,000 to $30,000 in total... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s new whistleblower hotline

San Luis Obispo County has implemented a whistleblower hotline for employees and the public to report financial waste fraud and abuse. [Tribune] Jim Erb, the county auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, said the new program will be used as a tool... (Continue reading)

Oceano general manager under board scrutiny

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Oceano Community Services District Board of Directors will meet in closed session Wednesday evening to review the performance of recently hired General Manager Lonnie Curtis. Wednesday’s closed session hearing will mark the second time Curtis’s performance... (Continue reading)



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