Posts Tagged ‘Public Works’


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Should the Five Cities Fire Authority be abolished?

OPINION By OTIS PAGE There is a sense of smoke in the air in Arroyo Grande. The smoke suggests that there may be a fire burning at the Board of the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) that meets on Friday,... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district board hires former IRS investigator for audit

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted 3-0 on Wednesday to hire Knudson and Associates to pursue a financial and past managerial review of the last 12 years. After several years of voting against... (Continue reading)

Support local workers and competitive bidding

OPINION BY ERIC CHRISTEN Project Labor Agreements (PLA) discourage fair, open and competitive bidding on public works projects and discriminate against merit-shop workers, a majority of the workers in construction. We believe in increasing opportunities for all workers regardless of... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria cracking down on library misbehavior

The city of Santa Maria has instituted a one-strike rule at its public library, in which misbehavers will face immediate bans of up to one year. [KSBY] On Tuesday evening, the Santa Maria City Council voted 4-1 to change its... (Continue reading)

Leaks shut down Nacimiento Pipeline

San Luis Obispo County’s $176 million pipeline project is delivering no water to participating cities and communities and may not resume operation for weeks. [Tribune] The Nacimiento Pipeline, which delivers water to Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and parts... (Continue reading)

Los Osos sewer bid award costs residents and local jobs

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Los Osos residents will have to foot a bill for nearly $2 million beyond expected costs and local electrical workers will lose thousands of man-hours because San Luis Obispo County staff recommendations were approved by the board.... (Continue reading)

State commission investigating Morro Bay for misuse of funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles detailing allegations of misappropriation of funds and questionable lease agreements promoted by Morro Bay officials. The California State Lands Commission is investigating the city of Morro... (Continue reading)

PG&E threatens to blast population of gnomes

Pacific Gas & Electric is threatening to exterminate gnome dwellings in Oakland. [SF Gate] The frequent presence of little men with pointy, red hats and large, white beards helps keep Oakland residents’ minds off crime while walking the city streets.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande may sell property to fund police station

The Arroyo Grande City Council will discuss selling city properties to help fund the construction of a new police station. After Arroyo Grande voters twice rejected ballot measures to fund a new police station, the council voted last November to... (Continue reading)

State parks purposely hid millions

California parks department officials’ fears of embarrassment and possible budget cuts prompted them to deliberately conceal millions of dollars, according a new investigation by the state attorney general’s office. [LATimes] In the report released on Friday, investigators said the amount... (Continue reading)



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