Articles Tagged With ‘FEMA’

FEMA funds now available for individual SLO County residents

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County residents can now apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for damage to their homes during this seasons storms, according to a recent press release. On Friday, FEMA added SLO County to... (Continue reading)

SLO County estimates storm damage at more than $100 million

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County officials estimate repairs totaling more than $100 million are needed following the recent storms. Currently, officials estimate the countywide cost of repairs at $106 million, of which $41 million is related to residential... (Continue reading)

Financial victims of the storms in SLO County can apply for FEMA funds

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After storms caused flooding, downed trees and mudslides throughout San Luis Obispo County, some assistance appears to be on the way. Following a decision by the Biden Administration to include San Luis Obispo County in a major... (Continue reading)

Don’t send John Wallace’s excuses to law enforcement

OPINION by JULIE TACKER An open letter to the south San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board: It was with great disappointment that I read the agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting that includes a presentation by John Wallace to address... (Continue reading)

FEMA rejects John Wallace’s request for disaster funds

By KAREN VELIE The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected John Wallace’s appeal to reconsider its denial of disaster funds to cover invoices to his company the Wallace Group, according to a Jan. 14 letter from the Governor’s Office of Emergency... (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 Inspetor General (OIG) and FEMA... (Continue reading)

FEMA disallows $2.7 million in Atascadero relief funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking the city of Atascadero to return $2.7 million in funding it received illicitly following the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake. In April 2012, nearly eight years after the San Simeon Earthquake damaged the... (Continue reading)

FEMA supports Atascadero earthquake expenditures

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ontario office reaffirmed its previous decisions to fund $8 million in San Simeon earthquake-related repair projects for the City of Atascadero in a response to an audit report by the Office of Inspector General... (Continue reading)

Atascadero’s liars and thieves $7.5 million rip off

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER Not many locals were shocked to learn that Atascadero City officials allegedly fraudulently obtained and used $8 million in federal taxpayer money from FEMA, revealed by the recent release of its OIG (Office of Inspector General)... (Continue reading)

Atascadero filched FEMA funds

Prompted by a 2008 investigative report by CalCoastNews detailing how Atascadero city officials conspired to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars in disaster aid, a FEMA investigation has determined the city received $8 million illicitly. Nearly eight years after... (Continue reading)