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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’s missing audits cost to the community

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Audits are important for a number of reasons, but most importantly for the Oceano Community Services District; they are required to borrow money. The most recent missed opportunity involved the refinance of the debt associated with the seismic-retrofit of the Lopez Dam.  Historically low interest rates provided an opportunity to save […]... (Continue Reading)

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Oceano violates the Brown Act again

OPINION By JULIE TACKER At the Wednesday, March 14 Oceano Community Services District Board began their evening in what appears to have been a Brown Act violating St. Patrick’s Day dinner held in the board chambers for only staff and Board members.  It was determined a quorum of the bboard was in attendance. During the […]... (Continue Reading)

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Oceano troubles persist

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano residents and District Board members of the Community Services District seem enamored with Interim General Manager, Tom Geaslen, so much so that they rushed to hire him last June.  Admittedly the district was in need of new management after a tumultuous relationship with the previous General Manger, Rafeale Montemurro. Mr. […]... (Continue Reading)

Opportunity to save Los Osos so much money

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s funny that Monday’s story about the California Public Records Act graced the pages of the Tribune just as I was writing my response to a December 1 Tribune  article, “Los Osos sewer project may get a little cheaper,” using information obtained in a California Pubic Records request to SLO County […]... (Continue Reading)

Sewer nut shreds the Shredder

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Shredder:  Dear Shredder, I think I’m having a problem communicating. Every week I go to the Board of Supervisors and say the exact same thing and nobody seems to listen. Also, my application to lynch Paavo Ogren and Maria Kelly was rejected, again. What am I doing wrong? Los Osos Sewer […]... (Continue Reading)

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It’s time to talk about Tri-W

By JULIE TACKER “Tri-W,” “Mid-Town,” “Sewer Park”, whatever you call it, currently belongs to the wastewater Prohibition Zone of Los Osos, paid for by the 2001 $24 million sewer assessment.  The $3,010,025 purchase was made by the 2003 Los Osos Community Services District Board (LOCSD) from Tri-W Enterprise, Inc., the three Williams brothers of local […]... (Continue Reading)

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