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  • "Ethical or un-ethical is not as important as what is legal. Remember most voters will forget, move or die before the legally un-ethical receive their fat check. Example: Today is a good tax year so staff recommends to raise the pension pay out formula, (by a vote, legally un-ethical). Next year the funding is scarce so now staff recommends deferred road maintenance (by a vote, this too is legally un-ethical)."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Arroyo Grande Council members violate the government code on 2017-10-17 14:46:31
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  • "They idea of anyone using "RAY" as a example , of anyone being good at any thing , just makes me insane , she is a first class idiot.. Does anyone remember the "Running hares ", and the deal of her buying the historic house, and the " E mail " where she was raising hell with the people who lived around her.. for her to talk about ethics is a joke .. Am I being clear here?"

    AGDUDE commented in:
    Arroyo Grande Council members violate the government code on 2017-10-17 10:18:24
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  • "Jorge, I really like your take on the race card. I generally agree, and from my experience of John Clemens, I know he also agrees that the race card is to be used only in the most egregious cases. This time, after reviewing the situation I could see no other explanation (and the operators agree) for the targeting for disciplinary action of only the three very dedicated, enthusiastic and competent African American operators at the plant. Of course, the legal advisors would deny it and spent hundreds of thousands "protecting" the District from these charges that could have been resolved quickly by the board had they chosen to follow the lead of the operators who just wanted fair play."

    discloser commented in:
    Racism allegations lead to $150,000 settlement on 2017-10-16 10:42:27
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  • "Breaking News. The breeding epicenter for San Luis Obispo County has been found. John Shoals has released his findings that the sanitation district that he leads is the breeding grounds for the San Luis Obispo swamps. Who will be the one who will be able to clean the swamps? Dan Dow? FPPC? FBI? States Attorney General? It is what it is and I wouldn't hold my breath. Business as usual just throw that money away."

    rukidding commented in:
    Racism allegations lead to $150,000 settlement on 2017-10-16 07:30:43
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  • "From what I read, he should have been given a $150k bonus as an incentive to stay plus the commitment of severe disciplinary actions against any validated bully behavior. Personally I do not like to focus on the race card because bad behavior towards each other can have nothing to do with race, it usually is a personal problem that is projected on to others."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Racism allegations lead to $150,000 settlement on 2017-10-16 04:48:02
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  • "Shoot the Messenger?, I stand corrected on that one, please understand that, although I don’t have Alzheimer’s, I do have part-timers, so occasionally even I get one wrong. Sheriff Parkinson has allowed his staff to criminally violate these mentally ill offenders, and there is a reason they gave a $5 million dollar settlement to the family of Andrew Holland and they refuse to release the video tapes that would allow everyone to see how Parkinson allows his underlings to behave. Believe me, it’s criminal. Dr. Josey wales, Ph.D"

    George Bailey commented in:
    SLO County repeatedly failed to correct jail deficiencies on 2017-10-14 20:25:54
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  • "CalPERS has an actuary named Barbara Ware, who oversees our city and many others in this part of California. She spoke here a few years ago to the SLO Property Owners Association. At that time the city was 62% funded, with 80% considered the minimum needed. But as long as the city makes its minimum payment she can do nothing but watch and warn. The city has been aware of all these problems for at least twelve years but has deliberately done nothing. Now the staff is tasked with a solution? Don't think they will recommend any significant cutbacks or sacrifices, unlike the residents who pay their salaries. Hang on to your wallets!"

    womanwhohasbeenthere commented in:
    SLO’s more than $148 million in unfunded liabilities on 2017-10-13 17:57:49
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  • "So when was the last time you Mr Private Sector Employee got a 23% pay increase? Folks when will we learn that these Government Boards and Service Districts are out of control...completely out of control. Rome is burning while the Hacks pad their paychecks and then tell us the old lie that to get good people you have to pay more than the Private Sector. It's a lie folks...a big fat lie."

    Rich in MB commented in:
    Los Osos director’s Facebook claims, fact check on 2017-10-13 16:04:40
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  • "Thank you for a good article on the evils being sown by the Ruling Incompetent Establishment. Instead of doing away the bad rules already on the books they add more bad rules to look like they are doing something. Makes perfect sense!"

    ODX commented in:
    State housing bill are costly hogwash on 2017-10-13 08:16:58
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  • "Why should Sheriff Parkinson or his staff change, the county will just use more taxpayer money to pay off any families that sue the Sheriff for deaths he is responsible for and neither him or his staff will suffer any real consequences for their actions. Life just goes on as normal inthe public sector."

    kayaknut commented in:
    SLO County repeatedly failed to correct jail deficiencies on 2017-10-13 07:59:09
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  • "Once again we the taxpayers are the scapegoats for the inefficiencies of government. As noted in this article, and it's true, you have one government agency dictating that you have to do this and then you have another government agency saying you can't do that. Then the next government agency comes in and says that if you pay a tax or fee then maybe you can do it. Government at it's best. And of course any funds that may have been directed towards the initial issues will be spent on staff time and studies. This issue is really hypocritical as most cities had millions of dollars set aside for affordable housing funds in their RDA (Redevelopment) programs. Where did that money go? Jerry Brown took it all away to be spent somewhere else. Maybe his train, I don't know. But is it really a lack of housing or is it too many people. The end result will be that we will all pay more taxes and fees with very little accomplished. So what's new?"

    rukidding commented in:
    State housing bill are costly hogwash on 2017-10-13 07:47:17
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  • "I don't care what policies or guidelines are adopted, or how many special trainings are designed and taught to employees, memos, or mandates are put into place. The bottom line is that Andrew Holland died because people treated him cruelly, with gross indifference to human life, some of them expressing glee when dumping his nearly dead body onto the floor of the cell where he finally died. Policy changes on paper do not effect, correct or mitigate bad behavior from people who are not accountable for their actions and who are cruelly indifferent to human life."

    DocT commented in:
    SLO County repeatedly failed to correct jail deficiencies on 2017-10-13 06:51:51
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  • "Maybe if the government would quit messing with the natural flow of things? Subsidized housing is a gift to companies who pay low wages, massive fees for building permits are passed on to home buyers, protecting snails increases land costs, arguing for decades about improving water systems reduces our ability to build. These people need to study Australia's debacle with the animals, less equals more!"

    shelworth commented in:
    State housing bill are costly hogwash on 2017-10-13 05:45:18
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