Articles Tagged With ‘California Public Records Act’




CAPSLO soaking up nonprofit fund pool

Keeping them homeless By KAREN VELIE, JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN (Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about San Luis Obispo County Homeless Services and the nonprofits managing the program.) For the duration of its 48-year existence,... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill’s chief aide departing

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s administrative assistant Susan Devine is stepping down amid swirling allegations that the supervisor exploited government resources promoting his reelection campaign, and then mounted an attempt to destroy media groups reporting on his often... (Continue reading)

Oceano managers pay questioned

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) will be “celebrating” the first anniversary of the hiring of its General Manager Tom Geaslen later this month. Geaslen worked for over eight months as “interim general manager” without a written... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill is not sorry, and blames the media

Controversial San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill moans about media coverage of his personal life and public outbursts during board meetings in Thursday’s New Times’ cover story. Hill starts his interview  by lamenting the negative coverage he has received... (Continue reading)

Medi-Cal records public, judge says

Public records disclosure laws were broken last year by a state agency when it refused to disclose data on Medi-Cal budget reductions, a Sacramento judge ruled this week. [Sacramento Bee] Superior Court Judge Lloyd Connolly, a former lawmaker, said the... (Continue reading)

App mute on moles at union meetings

Paso Robles City Manager Jim App and Police Chief Lisa Solomon allegedly used spies during negotiations last year with police officers’ union representatives and later discussed the practice in emails. Members of the Police Officers Association (PRPOA) reacted sharply to the... (Continue reading)

Oceano battles against transparency

Oceano’s attorney is advising district staff break the Public Records Act and not allow the public legally mandated access to district records. The California Public Records Act is a powerful tool used by reporters and the public to uncover governmental shortcomings... (Continue reading)

Assembly budget records now open

Budget records of state Assembly members will be released for public scrutiny, a Sacramento judge decided Thursday. Shortly after the tentative decision was posted, Assembly officials said they will not immediately contest it. [Sacramento Bee] The Sacramento Bee and Los... (Continue reading)

Emails reveal Hill’s battle with COLAB and Blakeslee

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s continuing battle with state Senator Sam Blakeslee and the Coalition for Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB) came to light Tuesday following the release of emails under a California Public Records Act request by... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district served notice for violations

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has been slapped with a notice of violation for the 12-hour raw sewage spill that occurred in December, 2010, according to an April 18 enforcement action that CalCoastNews received through a Public... (Continue reading)