Uncovered SLO

County vendor’s troubles raise the question, who’s printing your ballots?

By KAREN VELIE While fielding questions over its ability to operate in California, San Luis Obispo County’s ballot printer was hit with multiple tax liens. [Cal Coast Times] The additional bad news for the owners of Integrated Voting Solutions and... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County’s ballot producer suspended from operating in California?

By KAREN VELIE The ballot printer for the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office was suspended from doing business in California in 2017, but continued to print ballots putting six California counties at risk, according to the California Secretary... (Continue reading)

Staffers allege mismanagement at the SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of mismanagement, incapacitated staffers and failures to provide proper medical care, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson hired more administrators and modified procedures. Changes some staffers say have not improved jail patient care. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Feds arrest SLO cannabis business owner in darknet drug sting

The U.S. Justice Department has arrested 35 suspects selling illegal drugs and marijuana on the darknet including a San Luis Obispo county cannabis delivery service owner, according to a news release. [Cal Coast Times] Federal agents posed as money launderers... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD struggling to fund fire services

Facing rolling blackouts or alternating closures of the Oceano and Grover Beach fire stations, the Oceano Community Services District Board plans to discuss how to continue to provide fire and emergency services to the community of 7,600 people. [Cal Coast... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police officer accused of on-duty rape

A Paso Robles police sergeant is on paid administrative leave as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department investigates allegations of rape. The officer allegedly assaulted several women while on the job. After one Paso Robles woman called 911 to... (Continue reading)

Tommy Gong slapped with temporary restraining order

Judge Barry LaBarbera granted San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Lynn Compton a temporary restraining order on Monday barring Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong from further correcting mismatched signature ballots. [Cal Coast Times] Following the June 5 election, Gong told both Compton and... (Continue reading)

SLO County equal voter rights dispute headed to court

By KAREN VELIE A dispute over equal voting rights has propelled San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong into a legal battle with Supervisor Lynn Compton. On Monday morning, the county officials will appear in court to argue their... (Continue reading)

Ballot controversy mars District 4 supervisor race

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pair of local attorneys representing incumbent County Supervisor Lynn Compton is demanding that the San Luis Obispo County clerk-recorder stop counting a batch of disputed ballots in the still undecided District 4 supervisorial race, arguing the... (Continue reading)

Waste agency’s unchecked spending under scrutiny

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a multi-part series on the unfettered spending of government funds by the county’s waste disposal agency. Carl Knudson’s report and a graph regarding credit card expenses is at the bottom of this article.... (Continue reading)