Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano Community Services District’

Sanitation district regulatory woes escalate

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is facing another fine for the third release of improperly treated sewage into the Pacific Ocean in less than four months, with each release larger than its predecessor. Sanitation... (Continue reading)

Oceano CSD update

OPINION By JULIE TACKER It’s been awhile since we last talked about the Oceano Community Services District. In August, I explained OCSD General Manager Tom Geaslen had failed to bring the permanent sale of water initiative to an agenda in... (Continue reading)

OCSD misses election deadline

OPINION By JULIE TACKER In January 2011, five Oceano residents, concerned about the Oceano Community Services District Board’s consideration of selling water to local developers or other cities, crafted an initiative petition.  In less than a week they gathered 577... (Continue reading)

Oceano board members’ illicit raise under fire

By KAREN VELIE Oceano Community Services District Board members are slated Wednesday to revisit their approval of an illegal raise that they voted to give themselves in July. On July 11, board president Matt Guerrero called the proposed raise hazard... (Continue reading)

Searcy wants back on the Oceano board

Former Oceano Community Services District Board Member Richard Searcy has filed papers to run for the seat he recently vacated after being arrested for driving under the influence. CHP officers arrested Searcy, 59, in May for DUI after he swerved... (Continue reading)

Oceano board squelches public comment

By KAREN VELIE The public comment period during last week’s Oceano Community Services District Board meeting was squelched after the board inaccurately determined rules barring elected officials from speaking about personnel issues also extended to members of the public. Public... (Continue reading)

Oceano employee’s claim leads to changes

Shortly after receiving a claim for wrongful termination that detailed a supervisor’s porn use, Oceano district officials placed the supervisor on leave and changed the status of all district employees from tenured to at will. In December, Oceano Community Services... (Continue reading)

Oceano attempting to muffle public comment

Oceano Community Services District Board members will vote Wednesday on whether to  limit public speaker comments to six minutes per meeting in what has been labeled an attempt to create orderly meetings. District attorney Molly Thurmond is also suggesting that... (Continue reading)

Oceano board appoints former journalist to vacant seat

Oceano Community Services District Board members voted unanimously to appoint former journalist Karen White to the board on Friday evening. White was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Richard Searcy who stepped down following an alleged... (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)