Julie Tacker works tirelessly for Los Osos
November 2, 2016
Opinion by Dr. C. Hite
When Julie Tacker announced her candidacy for Los Osos CSD during the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, a sadness came over me. I realized that the consequence of pushing the senior, fixed income citizens from Los Osos meant we could no longer vote for the people who stood up for us.
Julie has always been there standing up for the communities of the Central Coast; pouring over public documents, calling attention to discrepancies, increasing awareness, helping residents make informed choices about the direction they want for their community.
Julie Tacker has revealed more about the workings of the communities we try to live in than many, many civil grand juries.
Julie was there doing the research, writing an informed editorial about five disabled people being pushed out of their individual Los Osos apartments by a county funded entity. She did so by simply stating the facts and asking the question “why?”
Julie was there researching the documentation on the proposed seismic testing and connecting others to those documents and to the coastal commission.
Julie has been there, tirelessly shining a light on all the things that do not ad up for the tax payer from poor public inclusion, poor management, poor record keeping, poorly designed projects, abuse of power, waste of public funds, and the cronyism that pours thousands, even millions of dollars down the drain.
And yes, Julie was there working hard to get the Los Osos waste water project out of the center of town and our water conserved instead of sprayed into the air to evaporate.
Julie was there trying to get the county to give Los Osos an affordable and better designed sewer, which the county chose not to do.
I have never observed a more conscientious person. I find that Julie doesn’t push her opinion on anyone, that she is tolerant and will answer any question to empower others in their advocacy.
Julie does make it uncomfortable for those who are more comfortable operating in the shadows.
I have actually looked into the claims of some of her detractors and come to this conclusion;
Julie is intellectually gifted, beautiful, confident, experienced, hard working and female… what is there about that not to hate?
Julie Tacker would be a fair director of the Los Osos CSD, if you choose to give her your vote. She has never betrayed my confidence or my trust.