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Morro Bay hires department head in closed process

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Morro Bay City Manager Dave Buckingham hired a new deputy city manager without any public advertising of the position, forgoing the usual process of allowing multiple people to apply. Buckingham said he pursued Sam Taylor, the former assistant city administrator... (Continue reading)

Gesell lawyers up for employment dispute with SLO

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, who is currently on paid administrative leave, has retained a Pismo Beach lawyer who is arguing the city has no good cause to terminate Gesell’s contract. On Friday, City Manager Katie Lichtig placed... (Continue reading)

Did illegal ticket quotas hasten Gesell’s exit?

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By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell’s command staff initiated an illegal ticket quota scheme with pizza as a reward, emails obtained by CalCoastNews show, an activity that may have contributed to Gesell’s being... (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)

Grand Jury says Guadalupe shell game must end

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury recommended the city of Guadalupe disincorporate, in a report released Friday. The Guadalupe City Council has 90 days to respond to the Grand Jury recommendation. In 2006, a grand jury deemed Guadalupe, which was... (Continue reading)

Sanitation staff fails to follow board direction

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Tonight the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) will be considering the audit that has been asked for repeatedly since December, when Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill suggested that it be agendized. Once agendized,... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews King of the Hill Award

CalCoastNews is announcing its first King of the Hill Award contest. The award will be given to the public official who has written the snarkiest or most underhanded correspondences to members of the community. CalCoastNews and its readers will select... (Continue reading)

SLO backs chief over violations of city’s travel claims policy

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN In response to a CalCoastNews exclusive on multiple violations of city travel reimbursement policies by San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, the city manager and finance director worked out a way to explain... (Continue reading)

Jim App retiring from Paso Robles

Longtime Paso Robles City Manager Jim App has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. App has worked as city manager for 18 years and has been a Paso Robles employee for 25 years. He announced... (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)



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