Articles Tagged With ‘Public employee benefits’




Waste chief Bill Worrell, targeted in probe, splits IWMA

San Luis Obispo County waste management agency’s board of directors met Wednesday to discuss manager Bill Worrell’s request for an early retirement, only to learn Worrell is already gone. His sudden departure leaves limited options for recovery of his county-funded... (Continue reading)

Haste makes waste: SLO County board will fix Brown Act violation

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board will reconsider on Aug. 29 its recent decision to allow its embattled administrator to retire amid criminal investigations into misappropriation of public funds. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 8,... (Continue reading)

IWMA credit card used for personal costs, audit shows

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority spends thousands of dollars of taxpayer money every month on a US Bank credit card “for what appear to be personal uses,” reported Carl Knudson, an... (Continue reading)

Waste agency’s unchecked spending under scrutiny

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a multi-part series on the unfettered spending of government funds by the county’s waste disposal agency. Carl Knudson’s report and a graph regarding credit card expenses is at the bottom of this article.... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves $2,000 bonuses for management employees

The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to hand one-time payments of $2,000 to 93-management level employees, including City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. City human resources staff proposed the one-time payments... (Continue reading)

SLO may give $2,000 bonuses to 93 high-ranking employees

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Update: The San Luis Obispo City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to hand one-time payments of $2,000 to 93-management level employees, including City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick. Original: Although the city... (Continue reading)

San Luis Coastal to help its top exec buy a home

The San Luis Coastal Unified School District is giving its superintendent a $950,000 loan to buy a home. San Luis Coastal’s school board unanimously approved the loan at a meeting last week. However, some teachers and members of the public... (Continue reading)

Deputy’s DUI arrest leads to allegations of favoritism

UPDATE: Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said deputy Jim Fellows is facing a temporary suspension from the department following his trial. The department also detailed its reasons for retaining an officer arrested while on probation. By KAREN VELIE A San Luis... (Continue reading)

Cambria finance director in line for five-digit raise

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)

California janitor earns more than a quarter million

A custodian who works for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system received more than $270,000 in total compensation last year, including more than $160,000 in overtime pay, according to Transparent California, a database of pay and retirement benefits. Liang... (Continue reading)