Articles Tagged With ‘Public Works’




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Is tire mulch a safe covering for Los Osos playground?

OPINION by JULIE TACKER A few years ago San Luis Obispo County Parks replaced the playground equipment at our one and only park here in Los Osos. When they did, they also installed 240 yards of repurposed shredded tire mulch... (Continue reading)

SLO County selects new public works director, Hill back at work

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to do a background check and attempt to negotiate a contract with the board’s undisclosed choice for the job of public works director. [Cal Coast Times] In Nov. 2017, the... (Continue reading)

Court provides tools to thwart a run-away city council

OPINION of STEW JENKINS The day after the San Luis Obispo City Council gave Broad and Chorro Street residents the middle finger replacing their parking and auto access with a “bicycle boulevard,” the First District Court of Appeal gave voters... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach may help developer fund hotel project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN As a reward for potentially generating millions of dollars in tax revenue for the city, Grover Beach may financially assist a developer that plans to build a hotel on a site with no water and sewer connections.... (Continue reading)

Auditor rebuts John Wallace’s explanation

Editor’s Note: Carl Knudson’s addendum to his report on the past management practices of John Wallace is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE In response to former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace’s claim that a... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district employee speaks out

Opinion by Scott Mascolo I am the first of two people to be terminated by former administrator John Wallace from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for standing up for what we believed was the right thing to... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (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)

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)

Release the sanitation district audit without interference

OPINION by DEBBIE PETERSON When, as the mayor of Grover Beach in 2012, I joined the board of the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District, I followed up on claims of malfeasance of several ratepayers by reviewing and analyzing district... (Continue reading)



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