Posts Tagged ‘Public Works’


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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)

SLO hires new Public Works head

The City of San Luis Obispo has hired a new Public Works director from out of the area. [Tribune] Daryl Grigsby, previously the director of Public Works in Pomona, will earn an annual salary of $154,544. City management did not... (Continue reading)

Wallace Group loses contract, gains others

Spooked by a $1.1 million fine levied against a public entity due to mismanagement by the Wallace Group, agencies throughout the area are reevaluating relationships with the engineering firm and its owner, John Wallace. Oceano Community Services District Board members,... (Continue reading)

Oceano battles against transparency

Oceano’s attorney is advising district staff break the Public Records Act and not allow the public legally mandated access to district records. The California Public Records Act is a powerful tool used by reporters and the public to uncover governmental shortcomings... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles considering increasing sales tax

Amidst service reductions and under-maintained infrastructure, Paso Robles is considering asking voters to approve a 1 percent increase in the city’s sales tax in November. [Tribune] Over the past three years, Paso Robles has reduced annual spending by more than... (Continue reading)

SLO managers accused of intercepting council mail

By SYDNEY RAY A San Luis Obispo property owner spoke out on Tuesday about an incident involving mail sent to the City Council members being intercepted, the originals shredded and the correspondence withheld from the city’s elected officials for several... (Continue reading)



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