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Tom Salmon

Tom Salmon, is a longtime Los Osos resident with 35 years of expertise in statewide public infrastructure.

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This is an insult to veterans

OPINION By TOM SALMON Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month. On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisor’s adopted a resolution proclaiming November “Thank a Veteran Month” in our county. Counties all over the country took similar actions. This annual proclamation marks the month-long celebration and the […]... (Continue Reading)

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Terrible choices for leadership in Los Osos

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District has three seats up for election on Nov. 4. While some are optimistic to see change, I’d like to shed some light on who remains on the board for another two years. Marshall Ochylski and Michael Wright kept their seats last election because they ran […]... (Continue Reading)

Los Osos needs new leadership

OPINION By TOM SALMON It has been 15 years since the formation of the Los Osos Community Service. In that period nearly $50 million dollars has been spent, wasted, fined or misdirected for nothing of value, this theft must stop. Only the residents of my community can put this horrible adventure in bad government to […]... (Continue Reading)

Should Los Osos be managed by the county?

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) has proven to be a failed experiment. Formed in 1998 under the guise of obtaining “local control” the LOCSD has been whittled down to a shell of its former self. With powers sold off and stripped away it leaves Los Osos residents asking “why […]... (Continue Reading)

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Amid drought, why waste water

By TOM SALMON In the daily newspaper on Aug. 19, Lynette Tornatsky took issue with “Too little, too late”, my letter to the editor at the daily newspaper. Yes Lynette, the hydrogeology in Los Osos is such that some 300,000 to 1 million gallons of groundwater migrates to Morro Bay each day. This underflow is […]... (Continue Reading)

Bruce Gibson’s record of failures

OPINION By TOM SALMON When San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s radio ad came across the airwaves it was all I could do not to lose my lunch. He breaks his arm patting himself on the back, taking credit for expanding libraries (that were paid for by donations from the community). He speaks to […]... (Continue Reading)

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Los Osos officials playing games

OPINION By TOM SALMON Shame on the Los Osos Community Services District, they have scheduled a Special Meeting, to appoint a replacement for Director David Vogel, who inadvertently moved outside the district boundaries in December, at a time few will attend. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., not only is […]... (Continue Reading)

Wastewater project wastes water

OPINION By TOM SALMON On June 7, CalCoastNews was gracious enough to post my opinion piece explaining the engineering complications and additional overruns surrounding the dewatering for the Los Osos sewer project. Since then little has changed. Above ground infrastructure has been installed along the bay front, wells have been turned on and are pumping/removing […]... (Continue Reading)

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Los Osos sewer project needs another $6 million

OPINION By TOM SALMON Less than a year into the Los Osos Wastewater Project construction we are beginning to see the change orders we expected all along. A week ago, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors began the trend, approving a $200,000 amendment to a biological monitoring contract to avoid the threatened shoulderband […]... (Continue Reading)

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Los Osos Waste

OPINION By TOM SALMON The Los Osos sewer construction nears 25 percent completion, the only work that has really taken place is in the high and dry areas of the community. As complexities will begin to mount and construction becomes increasingly more difficult, the contractors will encounter areas of high groundwater in pockets throughout the […]... (Continue Reading)

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