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Money down the drain at the South County sewer plant

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER While expenses at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District continue to climb under a new administrator, the public is seeing little or no benefit and a decrease in transparency. The district currently pays its... (Continue reading)

Fresno court commissioner appointed in SLO County

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Bypassing on local attorneys, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court has appointed Fresno County Court Commissioner Erin M. Childs to fill a local vacancy. Childs will handle family law cases. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of... (Continue reading)

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)



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