Articles Tagged With ‘Public employees’




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Controversial candidate enters Santa Maria mayor race

Will Smith

A former Santa Maria teacher and school board member, who came under fire in both roles, has entered the city’s mayoral race. Will Smith is currently the only challenger to incumbent Mayor Alice Patino. [KEYT] While working as a teacher,... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police chief departing to Pacific Grove

Amy Christie

The city of Pacific Grove in Monterey County has announced it has selected Morro Bay Police Chief Amy Christey to head its police department. Christey is expected to start work in Pacific Grove on Aug. 16. Christey has served as... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande city manager a bad fit

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande should say goodbye to Dianne Thompson as its city manager. Over the course of her short tenure, she has been unapproachable and standoffish. Public records reflect Thompson was unwilling to meet with members of... (Continue reading)

It appears Arroyo Grande city manager’s days are numbered

Dianne Thompson

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to immediately place its controversial General Manager Dianne Thompson on paid administrative leave. In Aug. 2015, Thompson began working as city manager for an annual compensation of approximately $229,000, including salary and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach selects new city manager

Matthew Bronson

The Grover Beach City Council has selected the assistant city manager of San Mateo to be its new top executive. Council members are expected to formally approve the hire on Monday. Matthew Bronson has served as San Mateo’s assistant city... (Continue reading)

Why is the SLO County Grand jury investigating Los Osos?

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Opinion by TOM SALMON Currently, the Los Osos Community Services District is under investigation by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. As an outsider looking in, I can only speculate as to why. The investigation is common knowledge, because... (Continue reading)

Atascadero city clerk and treasurer positions go up for votes

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Atascadero voters will decide whether the city clerk and treasurer roles remain elected positions or will become jobs controlled by the city manager. The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district hires full time administrator

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The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted last week to increase a 10-hour a week administrator position to 40 hours a week at a cost of $12,500 a month. For the past seven months, John Clemons served... (Continue reading)

Bob Cuddy, facts matter

Robert Cuddy

OPINION by JULIE TACKER Not much has changed for the retired Robert C. Cuddy, former reporter for the San Luis Obispo Tribune, just as he often failed to check facts for his news articles, he failed to fact check his... (Continue reading)

What is it I don’t understand about American people?

Chas Smit

OPINION by CHAS SMIT I am born Dutch and have lived in California since 1987. As a child, I always looked up to America and someday I wished I would live there. From day one I learned this is not... (Continue reading)



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