Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury’




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John Wallace arrested on felony conflict of interest charges

Editors Note: “The criminal complaint against John Wallace is attached below the article. By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office has filed felony conflict of interest charges against 73-year-old John Wallace, the former administrator of the... (Continue reading)

Why is the SLO County Grand jury investigating Los Osos?

Opinion by TOM SALMON Currently, the Los Osos Community Services District is under investigation by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. As an outsider looking in, I can only speculate as to why. The investigation is common knowledge, because... (Continue reading)

John Wallace accused of malfeasance

By KAREN VELIE Former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is accused of extortion and conflicts of interest in an investigative report that was made public Sunday. The investigation by Knudson and Associates recommends the district... (Continue reading)

Grand jury says Morro Bay needs new approach to code enforcement

The city of Morro Bay is too lackadaisical in its approach to code enforcement, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury. In response to a citizen complaint, the grand jury conducted an investigation... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote in favor of new animal shelter

San Luis Obispo County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to replace the county’s dilapidated animal shelter with a new 15,000 square foot shelter. Currently, animals are housed in a 45-year-old facility that was built over a landfill. Because of issues... (Continue reading)

Restore public trust, audit the sanitation district

OPINION  By DEBBIE PETERSON San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury said, “Board and district exposed to financial, legal, and public trust issues.” Reason enough for an operations audit. In 2010, a major sewage spill in Oceano originated at the Arroyo... (Continue reading)

Cash-strapped Paso school district selects new superintendent

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The financially troubled Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has selected a Fresno County administrator to serve as superintendent at a base salary of $170,000. Chris Williams, an assistant superintendent of human resources at Central Unified School... (Continue reading)

County pension liability tops $346 million

By DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo County employees’ pension plan has a $346 million unfunded liability, a matter of concern to the Grand Jury because of its breathtaking size and the suggestion that officials may have tried to camouflage the... (Continue reading)

Two cities spurn grand jury report

A recent San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury report is being criticized by officials of two South County cities, claiming the report incorporates  numerous errors and did not take into account efforts to consolidate. (Santa Maria Times) The report chastised... (Continue reading)

Grand Jury report calls Templeton board dysfunctional

By KAREN VELIE At least one of Templeton’s elected officials is rude to the public and as a group they have failed to comply with laws set in place to provide transparency and to allow for public participation, according to... (Continue reading)



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