Articles Tagged With ‘Audit’s’

Clean house, oust Wallace Group and Seitz

OPINION BY TOM SALMON The Los Osos CSD, Avila Beach CSD, and Santa Rita Hills CSD’s should keep a close eye on how the recent election and change in make-up of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD),... (Continue reading)

Orcutt youth football president arrested for embezzlement

The former president of the Orcutt Youth Football League is accused of embezzling more than $20,000 from the organization. [KEYT] Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyrome Lee, 35, after determining that he issued unauthorized checks, falsified invoices and embezzled... (Continue reading)

Wallace purged sanitation district documents

OPINION By JULIE TACKER To audit or not to audit? That is the question at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD). An audit may find accounting inaccuracies and/or other wrongdoing. At this point, with so many questions... (Continue reading)

Restore public trust, audit the sanitation district

OPINION  By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury said, “Board and district exposed to financial, legal, and public trust issues.” Reason enough for an operations audit. In 2010, a major sewage spill in Oceano originated at the Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande needs a financial audit

OPINION By OTIS PAGE Considering the managerial dynamics imposed by the Arroyo Grande City manager’s “scheduled” resignation, there should be an audit of the finances and financial practices of the city. Accentuating this question is the persistent statement by the... (Continue reading)

Audit catches $36,000 in overpayments to fired Oceano manager

By KAREN VELIE Tom Geaslen, recently terminated for cause as Oceano Community Services District general manager, paid himself more than $162,000 a year even though he was only contracted to make $126,000 a year, an audit of the district’s finances... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district delays vote on Wallace’s performance

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board delayed making a decision on plant administrator John Wallace job performance during a special meeting Monday evening. The district’s board chair Tony Ferrara, a staunch supporter of Wallace, called the special... (Continue reading)

Oceano, how much money does it take?

By JULIE TACKER After years of questions surrounding the Oceano Community Services District finances, they don’t seem to be much closer to finding answers. The district’s current General Manager, Tom Geaslen, discloses bank account balances in his periodical Friday reports... (Continue reading)

Gere Sibbach announces retirement

San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller Gere Sibbach announced Tuesday he will retire with two years left in his four-year term. Sibbach was first elected Auditor-Controller in 1990, and reelected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. The SLO County Board... (Continue reading)

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... (Continue reading)