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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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Oceano can’t afford Mary Lucey any longer

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the upcoming Oceano Community Services District Dec. 9 board meeting,  the directors will choose a new president to serve the district for 2016. The current board president is Mary Lucey. Lucey will not be in attendance at this particular meeting, but has written a memo (included in the staff packet) […]... (Continue Reading)

Tompkins’ Arroyo Grande project to be reheard

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The public is invited and encouraged to attend the Special Meeting of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to reconsider the action taken Sept. 8, when the council approved the long-controversial Courtland and Grand “mixed use” project proposed by NKT Commercial, L.L.C. — local developer Nick […]... (Continue Reading)

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Los Osos scrambles to pass a budget

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In order to comply with state law, on Tuesday the Los Osos Community Services District held a special meeting to adopt their final budget for 2015-16. They did so reluctantly, with the Vice President Marshall Ochylski first asking what would happen if the board voted not to approve it? District Legal […]... (Continue Reading)

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)