Articles Tagged With ‘Sewer’




Grand Jury finds conflict of interest with Wallace Group

Accusations that the administrator of a sanitation district in San Luis Obispo County’s South Bay has been funneling millions of dollars to a private engineering company he owns without proper oversight, has been validated by a San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Oceano board members quit

Two members of the Oceano Community Services District board have resigned, citing disagreements with district manager Raffaele Montemurro over his accounting practices and failure to follow the board’s direction. Board members Jim Hill and Carole Henson tendered their resignations on... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district showdown set for Wednesday

A proposed investigation into accusations that the administrator of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) has been using his position to funnel monies to his private engineering company is on the district’s Wednesday board meeting agenda. Allegations of... (Continue reading)

County approves Los Osos sewer project

After decades of discussion, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to build a $189 million sewer project in Los Osos. State mandates require a sewer system because septic tanks are polluting the groundwater. Arguments over the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district fires second alleged whistleblower

By KAREN VELIE Another South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District worker who complained to state and local regulators that the district had violated laws was terminated on Friday. Over the past few years, former shift supervisor Scott Mascolo reported incidents... (Continue reading)

Cayucos and Morro Bay balk on hiring lobbyist long-term

The Morro Bay City Council and Cayucos Sanitary District board have been brimming with confidence over the past year or so that its proposed new wastewater treatment plant, scheduled to cost untold millions and certain to saddle ratepayers with significant... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission rejects wastewater treatment plant proposal

After six years of working on plans for their new multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant, Morro Bay and Cayucos apparently will have to start all over. The California Coastal Commission staff has issued a report rejecting the design of the... (Continue reading)

County demands blogger remove personal information

UPDATE: Ochs reported on Friday that all personal information has been removed from his blog at the request of county counsel. Ochs said he took the information down shortly after he received the email. San Luis Obispo County Counsel Warren... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay and Cayucos waste water plant bidding process under fire

By KAREN VELIE While city officials in Morro Bay battle over which of two contractors should design a multimillion dollar wastewater treatment upgrade, one of the contractors has decided to withdraw their proposal and the other is under fire for... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district lays off alleged whistleblower

A San Luis Obispo South County Sanitation lab employee's complaints to the water board resulted in the plant receiving a notice of violation that included allegations that the plant discharged dirty water into the Pacific Ocean. On Sept. 14, the district... (Continue reading)