Articles Tagged With ‘Cambria Community Services District’




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Final election results for SLO County

Harry Farmer wins a seat on the Cambria board.

By KAREN VELIE The current president of the Cambria Community Services District Board has been unseated and a purposed transportation tax was defeated, both by slim margins, according to the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office’s final election results... (Continue reading)

Cambria finance director in line for five-digit raise

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Months after discrepancies surfaced in Cambria Community Services District accounting, CSD General Manager Jerry Gruber is proposing a nearly $15,000 salary increase for Finance Manager Patrick O’Reilly. The raise would amount to a more than $21,000 increase... (Continue reading)

Cambria bait and switch

Cambria's reclaimed water retention basin

OPINION by CYNTHIA HAWLEY This Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors pulled a fast one on Cambria’s rate payers. It’s an old con trick called the “pig in a poke” or “bait and switch.” The con is that the... (Continue reading)

Cambrians can do better; cast your vote for change

Cambria forum

OPINION by TINA DICKASON Cambrians are in desperate need of a change in the governing board of the Cambria Community Services District. We have an opportunity in this election to replace three incumbents, two who are up for re-election, and... (Continue reading)

Ed Asner moderates Cambria forum

Cambria forum

Cambria voters got a helping of candidates for the Cambria Community Service District Board with a dash of Hollywood as Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner came to moderate the Free and Equal forum  Thursday night. Five of the seven... (Continue reading)

Concerned Cambrians call for candidates

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Statement from Concerned Cambrians The Cambria Community Service District board of directors has been a major disappointment to the larger Cambria community. If you attend the CCSD meetings, you will be concerned too. CCSD discourages public participation! Last minute presentations... (Continue reading)

Cambria manager gets raise despite financial discrepancies

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

Editor’s Note: The CalPERS audit is at the bottom of the article. By JOSH FRIEDMAN A series of financial blunders committed by the Cambria Community Services District have surfaced over the past year, including in a recent audit that discovered... (Continue reading)

Proposed raise exposes Cambria’s financial blunders

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than two months after public outrage prompted the Cambria Community Services District to table a staggered 38 percent pay raise for the CSD general manager, the salary hike is again up for a vote. This time,... (Continue reading)

Cambria in hot water over desal project

Cambria's reclaimed water retention basin

(Editor’s Note: The May 16 letter from the California Coastal Commission to San Luis Obispo County about Cambria’s water reclamation plant is at the end of this article.) By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission recommended that San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Cambria general manager’s raise scrapped, for now

Cambria General Manager Jerry Gruber

By KAREN VELIE Amid growing outrage, the Cambria Community Services District will not be voting Thursday to approve a contract giving the district’s general manager a 38 percent pay increase. The agenda change appears to be prompted by public complaints... (Continue reading)



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