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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)

Paso Robles supervisor departs under criminal cloud

The former building, parks and streets maintenance supervisor for Paso Robles is under investigation for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the city. Charles Lorenzen, 52, was placed on paid administrative leave a week ago and then resigned his position... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council to hire legal help as battle between mayor and executives escalates

Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons progressed Tuesday night in his bid to fire the city’s two top executives, while opponents of his advanced an effort to recall him. The Morro Bay City council voted Tuesday to hire an outside attorney... (Continue reading)

Gibson strong arms public comment

OPINION By JULIE TACKER We live in a country where free speech is coveted, but here in “San-Gibson-Obispo County” such freedoms are under fire. In the wake of the untimely death of Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Paul Teixeira,... (Continue reading)



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