Articles Tagged With ‘Public employee benefits’




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Report on John Wallace presents a cautionary message

OPINION by ARROYO GRANDE MAYOR JIM HILL After six months of investigative work, the long awaited report on past management practices and operations of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District will be released and presented at the sanitation... (Continue reading)

California has a surplus, but retirement liabilities remain

A few years after California faced a $26 billion deficit, lawmakers are debating how to spend a budget surplus. However, state officials have not tackled California’s unfunded pension liabilities problem, which is continuing to grow. [Contra Costa Times] The state... (Continue reading)

SLO and Paso Robles lead in employee compensation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The city of San Luis Obispo has a $239,000-a-year firefighter and a $215,000-a-year police officer. They are just two of the 32 SLO city employees who make more than the governor of California, recently released data shows.... (Continue reading)

Los Osos CSD parts ways with its general manager

Embattled Los Osos Community Services District general manager Kathy Kivley will retire at the end of January, following a settlement she reached with the CSD board. The district board decided to part ways with, but not fire Kivley after an... (Continue reading)

Los Osos general manager put on administrative leave

The Los Osos Community Services District Board of Directors has placed embattled General Manager Kathy Kivley on paid administrative leave. Kivley’s administrative leave took effect at 5 p.m. Friday. Los Osos board members reviewed Kivley’s performance in a closed session... (Continue reading)

Los Osos general manager’s days appear to be numbered

By KAREN VELIE Following a review of Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley’s performance and an investigation into misappropriation of funds, Kivley spoke with legal counsel and quickly left the Dec. 3 board meeting. A CalCoastNews’s analysis... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles city manager to get a $200,000 salary

The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Thomas Frutchey, 65, the current city manager of Pacific Grove in Monterey County. Frutchey will receive a base salary of $201,000. [Paso Robles Daily News] Frutchey will replace City Manager... (Continue reading)

Los Osos GM again blames bad audit on past staff

Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley is maintaining her stance that accounting errors detected in a recent audit of the CSD came as a result of mistakes made by former district staff. [Tribune] An audit of the... (Continue reading)

Embattled Santa Barbara chief announces retirement

Shortly after a serious car accident on Highway 101 that led to allegations of abuse of his position, Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez has announced he will retire. A city of Santa Barbara news release quoted Sanchez as citing... (Continue reading)

Los Osos GM overpaying herself, payroll shows

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In less than two full years on the job, Los Osos Community Services District General Manager Kathy Kivley has overpaid herself by more than $4,000, the CSD payroll shows. A recent audit of the district found Kivley... (Continue reading)



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