Articles Tagged With ‘Conflict Of Interest’




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Is free speech a defense against corruption in California?

The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that votes cast by elected officials constitute protected free speech. In the decision, the state’s high court sided with former city council members who allegedly voted for a garbage... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles councilman accused of using position for profit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon is accused of violating conflict of interest rules because he participates in government decisions that allegedly impact his business interests and income. Hamon is currently running against... (Continue reading)

Lompoc school board member voted his wife raises

A Lompoc school board member who is married to the district’s special education director voted for pay raises for district administrators. Board member Bill Christen may have to reimburse the district about $26,000. [KSBY] Board... (Continue reading)

Lobbying raises question: Who does Hill work for?

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part exclusive series about San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s consulting work for a company tied to a prominent developer. Part one, “Supervisor Hill’s 2 jobs... (Continue reading)

FBI agents raid Palm Springs City Hall

FBI agents and members of the  Riverside County District Attorney’s Office raided Palm Springs City Hall and the mayor’s home Tuesday as part of a political corruption investigation. No one was arrested, though city staffers... (Continue reading)

Sanitation board shuffle costing ratepayers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN It is often a mystery who will appear behind the dais at the next South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board meeting, and the shuffling of representatives is coming at a... (Continue reading)

Two Pismo Beach police officers axed

By KAREN VELIE Three Pismo Beach police officers were reprimanded and two were let go late last year because of issues in their romantic relationships that allegedly impacted their ability to serve as peace officers.... (Continue reading)

Gibson, Neal cover for Hill on CAPSLO dustup

Following a feud between County Supervisor Adam Hill and the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO), board of supervisor chairman Bruce Gibson and county counsel Rita Neal came to Hill’s defense claiming... (Continue reading)

Atascadero appeals FEMA inelgibility finding

Atascadero officials have filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) objecting to a demand that the city return $2.7 million in aid related to the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. Office of the... (Continue reading)

Hill casts deciding vote for CAPSLO contract

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill cast the deciding vote last week to approve a contract of more than $360,000 for the organization that employs his fiancée. Hill often abstains or... (Continue reading)



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