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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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Open letter to San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Bruce Gibson

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Dear Supervisor Gibson, Today, during my three minute public comment (for Items not on the agenda) and before you rudely interrupted me, I had intended to bring attention to the campaign season buzz words; “water” and “jobs”. After suggesting that the county had a “water specialist” in former county Public Works […]... (Continue Reading)

Gibson picks and chooses public comment

Opinion By JULIE TACKER San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has difficulty listening to public comment. It’s been documented time and time again that as chairman of the board he has shortened speaker’s time, when customarily they are allowed three minutes. In his first term as chairman he went so far as […]... (Continue Reading)

Why would Paavo Ogren leave SLO County?

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) is set to hire Paavo Ogren as its general manager this Wednesday night. Ogren has experience managing a community services district, but fails to mention it in his resume. He worked as interim general manager for the fledgling Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) for eleven […]... (Continue Reading)

To drive through or not to drive through

OPINION By JULIE TACKER When considering the proposal for the Los Osos McDonald’s drive through in the old Bank of America building at the Vons shopping center, one just has to look at surrounding communities and take note of where their fast food drive through restaurants are — if they have them. Most fast food […]... (Continue Reading)

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Five Cities Fire Authority never considered Cal Fire comparison

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a well-publicized, “cost saving” effort the Five Cities Fire Authority (FCFA) was formed in July of 2010; combining fire services from Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano. Not once, before or after, the formation has the agency look to the economies of scale offered by contracting services with Cal Fire, […]... (Continue Reading)

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Brickbat misses target

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The Dec. 20 Tribune Brickbat levied at the newly hired Oceano Community Services District General Manager Lonnie Curtis, while completely warranted — missed the target. Plagiarizing another man’s work as one’s own for a job application is foolhardy at best, but a PowerPoint presentation accepted as a writing sample should have garnered a […]... (Continue Reading)

Paavo Ogren’s fictional presentation

Letter by Julie Tacker the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board At the September 17, 2013 San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, after considerable public comment, Director of Public Works, Paavo Ogren, gave an impromptu presentation to the Board. This item had not been agendized, no staff report or opportunity for the […]... (Continue Reading)

Whiskey’s for drink’n, water’s for dumping

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Millions of gallons of groundwater of unknown water quality is currently being dumped into the Morro Bay National Estuary 24/7. The Los Osos Wastewater Project’s “last resort” location has become “Option 1” to discharge dewatering water from the construction trenching into the estuary, a state marine reserve, with estimated flows exceeding […]... (Continue Reading)

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Gibson strong arms public comment

OPINION By JULIE TACKER We live in a country where free speech is coveted, but here in “San-Gibson-Obispo County” such freedoms are under fire. In the wake of the untimely death of Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Paul Teixeira, Vice-Chair, District 2 Supervisor, Bruce Gibson, has stepped up. During his first three meetings Gibson […]... (Continue Reading)

Survey avoided hard questions

OPINION By JULIE TACKER The recent telephone survey gauging the impacts of County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s long-term affair with his legislative assistant Cherie Aispuro also asked participants their ranking of importance on county issues.  Protecting its clean air, the plastic bag ban, the Los Osos sewer and some softball issues like potholes. The survey failed […]... (Continue Reading)

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