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Julie Tacker

Julie Tacker is a 3 decade resident of Los Osos and a former member of the Los Osos Community Services District.

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Cambria’s unethical waste of water

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER The Cambrian recently reported that the Cambria Community Services District has eased their rule on outdoor irrigation. Though the district claims the that relaxing the ban will help with fire suppression, it earlier stated it was for financial gain. The day before the board took action to revise their drought restrictions, […]... (Continue Reading)

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Civility starts at home

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In his most recent regular Tribune column, political campaign consultant Tom Fulks asks, “Who would take issue with civility?” He points a finger at COLAB and the “the usual assortment of gripers who routinely abuse the public comment period to wage personal wars against anyone they believe victimizes them in one […]... (Continue Reading)

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HASLO tenants first to go

OPINION By JULIE TACKER As a longtime Los Osos Sewer critic, people often ask me, “What will happen to Los Osos now that the sewer is a done deal?” My answer is the same as it was in 2004 when the sewer in the middle of town appeared to be fait accompli. The community will […]... (Continue Reading)

Is Oceano attempting to blackmail the sanitation district?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Einstein’s definition of insanity is, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I don’t know who is insane; the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) for using bully tactics to get their way, or me, for writing about it. In 2012, when Oceano CSD General Manager Tom […]... (Continue Reading)

Playing the racist card

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Are two members of the Oceano Community Services District Board trying to stop the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District from performing a managerial audit by attempting to connect citizen volunteers to dozens of racist emails? On February 18, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District embarked on the […]... (Continue Reading)

Oceano board to blame for deficit

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Tonight’s Oceano Community Services District Board meeting will try to answer questions that have been posed to the district since the 3.5 percent rate increase notice went out on March. The rate increase, as noticed by the district, is tied to the loss in revenue due to water conservation associated with […]... (Continue Reading)

One Los Osos well is in danger, not the entire basin

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Henny Penny (aka Chicken Little) once said, “The sky is falling; the sky is falling.” The phrase has become a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. The front page special report on the Los Osos groundwater situation in the weekend edition of the local paper […]... (Continue Reading)

Sanitation staff fails to follow board direction

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Tonight the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) will be considering the audit that has been asked for repeatedly since December, when Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill suggested that it be agendized. Once agendized, fellow board members, Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals and Oceano CSD Director Matt Guerrero, agreed […]... (Continue Reading)

Oceano board members use Brown Act as toilet paper

OPINION By JULIE TACKER As he has for the last several years, Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) Past President Matthew Guerrero serves as the OCSD representative to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) in violation of code. It was reported in an interview on the Dave Congalton Show with former Grover Beach […]... (Continue Reading)

Open letter to Supervisor Frank Mecham

OPINION BY JULIE TACKER, I first want to say thank you for amending tomorrow’s meeting agenda to add public comment for the items that were on the Jan. 5 special meeting agenda. I also want to point out that this was in no way your fault. As chair, Supervisor Bruce Gibson failed to take public […]... (Continue Reading)

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