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




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John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

Ron Arnoldsen

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano Community Services District Director Mary... (Continue reading)

Trailer proves fleeting refuge from smells at sanitation district office

Gerhardt Hubner

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s new administrator has caused a bit of a stink over an office trailer that he rented to get away from odors, mold, pests, stained carpets and having administrators and... (Continue reading)

Hill, Lucey seek to censure one another at sanitation meeting

Mary Lucey and Jim Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s Note: Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey’s Facebook comment attacking Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill is posted in entirety below.) Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill and Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey will make separate requests to censure... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district agrees to end litigation, pay fine

Mayor Jim Hill

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board announced Wednesday that the state has agreed to settle litigation and permit the district to pay a $1.19 million fine levied because of a 2010 sewage spill. As... (Continue reading)

Battle lines over allegiances drawn in AG Council race

AG City Council 6

By KAREN VELIE Following a political shakeup in 2014, seven candidates have entered the race for three seats on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Amid allegations of graft and corruption by former mayor Tony Ferrara and other city officials, in... (Continue reading)

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

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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)



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