Posts Tagged ‘South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’


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Wallace’s continuing costs to South County residents

By KAREN VELIE Even though John Wallace is no longer the administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, district ratepayers continue to cover the costs of his mismanagement. In 2013, following the states determination that a 2010... (Continue reading)

Know the facts before you vote

OPINION By CASANDRA APPLETON As election season nears, and more people are announcing their candidacy, I’m deeply concerned that several of the candidates who are running for various political offices may have “questionable” ethics. I say this because a simple... (Continue reading)

Is it time for a forensic audit of the South County sanitation district?

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s former administrator stepped down, and less than a year later the plant is operating cleaner at less than 50 percent the cost, according to financial... (Continue reading)

John Wallace steps down from sanitation district

Amid allegations of mismanagement, South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Administrator John Wallace announced his retirement at Wednesday’s board meeting. During a closed session to discuss his performance, Wallace said he would be resigning after 27 years with the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district delays vote on Wallace’s performance

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board delayed making a decision on plant administrator John Wallace job performance during a special meeting Monday evening. The district’s board chair Tony Ferrara, a staunch supporter of Wallace, called the special... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district calls special meeting for Wallace review

Amid a $1.1 million fine levied against the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District due to mismanagement by the Wallace Group, the district board has set a special meeting for Monday to reevaluate its relationship with the district’s chief... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district superintendent resigns

Amid lawsuits, state fines and notices of violation the superintendent of the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District has tendered his resignation. Sanitation plant superintendent Bob Barlogio’s last day is slated to be March 22. Barlogio stepped in as interim... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges Wallace intentionally mismanaged sewage plant

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See a claim filed by six Oceano homeowners against South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant administrator John Wallace at the bottom of this story. Six Oceano homeowners filed a lawsuit on Dec. 18 that claims... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant’s continuing violations costly to community

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District was slapped with another notice of violation on Tuesday for continuing environmental failures at the plant which are likely to result in more fines. Investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency and the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation plant failures threaten groundwater

By KAREN VELIE During an inspection of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant earlier this year, federal Environmental Control Agency (EPA) inspectors discovered several self-monitoring and biosolid handling deficiencies that could result in groundwater contamination, according to a... (Continue reading)



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