"They did it to themselves."
I often listen and read what Los Osos residents have to say regarding the sewer. There has been plenty of articles and discussions hosted on this site that give many of our readers a very clear idea of our positions — but there has been little to no coverage of the diverse opinions expressed by residents. The sewer controversy has been alive and kicking for more than 30 years, and many people have a lot to say about it.
However, there are some Los Osos residents who cannot live with the idea that there is disagreement, that there is this groundswell of discontent that has become a mainstay of this current incarnation of the project. There is this bizarre belief that “one side” is completely right, the “other side” is completely wrong — and anyone discussing the very existence of gray shades is viciously harassed by misanthropic, self-serving sewer pundits who actually believe that the people of Los Osos “did it to themselves.”
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The USDA Cash Cow
With federal dollars drying up, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is lending San Luis Obispo County $86 million with willful blindness to its own policies and the truth about the County’s unaffordable and hazardous $200 million Los Osos wastewater project.
Despite all eyes in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. focusing on federal deficit reductions, the USDA continues to act as poster child for federal agency ineptness and reckless spending of taxpayer money, not to mention the devastating costs for thousands of Los Osos homeowners paying off the loan with interest over 40 years.
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Mr. Katchoman Strikes Again
The County doesn’t want you to think about Maria Kelly and Paavo Ogren.
County Public Works unveiled an ace up their sleeve at the SLO County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 9. Public Works’ John Waddell told board members during public comment that on August 4 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1125. 1125, which was introduced by former BOS supervisor Katcho Achadjian, is a supplement to State Senator Sam Blakeslee’s AB2701 that allows the County to “develop a program that would offset the assessments and charges adopted by the county for very low and low-income households with outside funds, including grants.”
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