Posts Tagged ‘South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’


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Wallace purged sanitation district documents

OPINION By JULIE TACKER To audit or not to audit? That is the question at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD). An audit may find accounting inaccuracies and/or other wrongdoing. At this point, with so many questions... (Continue reading)

Restore public trust, audit the sanitation district

OPINION  By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury said, “Board and district exposed to financial, legal, and public trust issues.” Reason enough for an operations audit. In 2010, a major sewage spill in Oceano originated at the Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande mayor seeks sanitation district audit

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has asked the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District to initiate a forensic audit of the district in an attempt to recover the cost of a fine and mismanagement attributed to the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s mayor elect wants lawsuit abandoned

By KAREN VELIE Amid mounting legal costs, incoming Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to immediately cease and desist legal action against the state. Two weeks ago, the sanitation district board... (Continue reading)

Hill challenges Shoals

OPINION By JIM HILL The recent election represents an opportunity for residents of Grover Beach, Oceano and Arroyo Grande to change some policies at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District that have not been in residents’ interest. In... (Continue reading)

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)



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