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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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Arroyo Grande’s leadership cannot be trusted with a charter city

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande voters are facing the question of “Charter City” on Nov. 4 ballot. As they do, it is important to look at its current leadership’s questionable spending and ponder; is now the time to relax the standards in which to spend the people’s money? Notable charter cities include, Bell, Stockton […]... (Continue Reading)

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Five Cities Fire Authority needs financial counseling

OPINION By JULIE TACKER “Five Cities Fire Authority struggles to adjust after layoffs” (Tribune, October 2) suggests that ‘Plan B’ for the agency is to apply for another grant to return its level of service to that which it enjoyed for that past two years as the beneficiary of a $1.2 million FEMA “SAFER” grant. […]... (Continue Reading)

AG officer raises pale in comparison to Adams

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In spite of City Manager Steve Adams attempt to characterize events surrounding his own bad judgment on July 3 by insinuating the police would benefit from “damaging my reputation.” In spite of being characterized as liars by their own bosses. In spite of waiting for the city council to do the […]... (Continue Reading)

Supervisor Caren Ray ‘s unwarranted self-promotion

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In a recent mailer and Smart Voter bio, San Luis Obispo County District 4 Supervisorial Candidate Caren Ray lists some of her accomplishments. She must be underestimating the intelligence of the District 4 voter, expects they have short memories, doesn’t care, or believes they will not check to see if she […]... (Continue Reading)

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Arroyo Grande’s timeline reveals inconsistencies

By JULIE TACKER Arroyo Grande needs an independent investigation into what began at the “soft opening”, as characterized by KSBY news, of Robert’s Restaurant in the Village of Arroyo Grande on July 3. City Manager, Steve Adams and Community Development Director, Teresa McClish, enjoyed dinner and some wine, according to their own accounting, and reported […]... (Continue Reading)

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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