Articles Tagged With ‘South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’




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Sanitation district board member’s wife behaves badly

OCSD Board President Mary Lucey

By KAREN VELIE During a tension filled meeting earlier this month, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board members voted unanimously to add Oceano residents’ sewer charges to their property tax bills. Even though her spouse became outraged... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district votes to stop litigation

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District voted unanimously Wednesday to stop fighting the state in court over a $1.1 million fine levied because of a 384,000 to 3 million gallon raw sewage spill that flowed... (Continue reading)

Oceano board president facing property liens

OCSD Board President Mary Lucey

Oceano Community Services District Board President Mary Lucey has two homes in Oceano which are facing liens because she has failed to pay her sewer bills. Lucey also serves as the Oceano representative on the South County Sanitation District Board.... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano the tail that wags the dog?

Mayor John Shoals

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals, as chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, has directed the abandonment of the current bimonthly billing for sanitary services and place it on the property tax. Shoals major... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district hires full time administrator

sewer

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted last week to increase a 10-hour a week administrator position to 40 hours a week at a cost of $12,500 a month. For the past seven months, John Clemons served... (Continue reading)

Christmas presents for Grover Beach residents? 

Mayor John Shoals

OPINION by RONALD ARNOLDSEN It’s a Royal Flush. Here is what is coming down the pipe. Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals in his capacity as Chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has voted to place your septic bill on the property... (Continue reading)

Are Seitz’s days numbered in Los Osos?

Michael Seitz

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is considering parting ways with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz. In 1998, Shipsey & Seitz was first hired to represent the district during its formation. However, in the past... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

John Wallace

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

John Wallace

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

Wallace signs

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)



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