Articles Tagged With ‘Public Works’




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Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

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Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace’s claim that a... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district employee speaks out

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Opinion by Scott Mascolo I am the first of two people to be terminated by former administrator John Wallace from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for standing up for what we believed was the right thing to... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

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By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)

Don’t send John Wallace’s excuses to law enforcement

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER An open letter to the south San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board: It was with great disappointment that I read the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting that includes a presentation by John Wallace to address... (Continue reading)

Report on John Wallace presents a cautionary message

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OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After six months of investigative work, the long awaited report on past management practices and operations of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will be released and presented at the sanitation... (Continue reading)

Release the sanitation district audit without interference

Debbie Peterson

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON When, as the mayor of Grover Beach in 2012, I joined the board of the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District, I followed up on claims of malfeasance of several ratepayers by reviewing and analyzing district... (Continue reading)

A SLO City Council Merry Christmas to downtown shoppers

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OPINION by RICHARD SCHMIDT Monday, downtown shoppers hoping to park in the 60-plus public parking spaces in the San Luis Obispo City lot off Broad and Marsh streets, were greeted with signs telling them the lot is closed permanently, and... (Continue reading)

Oceano can’t afford Mary Lucey any longer

Julie Tacker

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the upcoming Oceano Community Services District Dec. 9 board meeting,  the directors will choose a new president to serve the district for 2016. The current board president is Mary Lucey. Lucey will not be in... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College losing 35,000 gallons of water daily

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By KAREN VELIE Amid a four-year drought, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has nearly doubled its water usage primarily because of a leaking pool. And college officials plan to keep the pool open while putting off any substantial repairs... (Continue reading)

Raw sewage spill in SLO

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Two San Luis Obispo residences were damaged after  approximately 500 gallons of raw sewage spilled from a blocked sewer line on Sunday. Shortly before noon, the sewage spilled from the sewer main and into a gutter on the southwest side... (Continue reading)



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