Articles Tagged With ‘Public employees’

Grover Beach police commander selected to be next chief

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach City Manager Matt Bronson has selected Commander Jim Munro to replace Police Chief John Peters, who is retiring, the South County city announced on Thursday.  The Grover Beach City Council is expected to approve Munro’s... (Continue reading)

SLO County employee under criminal investigation, placed on leave

By JOSH FRIEDMAN District attorney’s office investigators served search warrants on Tuesday at the home and office of a San Luis Obispo County employee who has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcomes of investigations into the worker’s actions.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero city manager announces retirement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following a 26-year career with the North County city, Atascadero’s chief executive has announced she will retire.  City Manager Rachelle Rickard has worked for Atascadero for exactly 26 years, as of Tuesday. Rickard will retire in July... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach to appoint new council members

Both the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach city councils have been left with a vacant seat following the election of mayors last month who were mid-term council members. Now both councils are opting to appoint a new member, rather than... (Continue reading)

SLO County and employee union agree on terms of planned strike

If San Luis Obispo County’s primary employees union makes good on its threat to strike, the work stoppage will have to occur between Dec. 11 and Dec. 14, and 160 essential employees will have to sit it out in order... (Continue reading)

Inmate abuse allegations continue to dog SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE More than a year after the FBI mounted a criminal investigation into alleged civil rights abuses of inmates at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into how the sheriff’s department... (Continue reading)

More women accuse Paso Robles officer of sexual misconduct

Multiple women have accused a Paso Robles police sergeant of sexual misconduct, including rape, while on duty. [Cal Coast Times] Late last year, a Paso Robles woman called 911 to report that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Sgt.... (Continue reading)

Worrell on leave, IWMA fraud investigation continues

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to place the agency’s manager on paid administrative leave because of criminal allegations of misuse of public funds. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO County sheriff deputy’s history of shooting suspects

One of the San Luis Obispo County deputies who shot and killed a man driving on Highway 101 last year, was sued four years earlier after he shot an unarmed man in the back. While the district attorney in Los... (Continue reading)

SLO Council selects Derek Johnson as next city manager

As requested by outgoing City Manager Katie Lichtig, the San Luis Obispo City Council has selected Lichtig’s second-in-command to be the city’s next top executive. On Wednesday, the council unanimously directed that contract negotiations begin with Johnson for the city... (Continue reading)