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Has Oceano gone crazy?

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Am I going crazy, or is the government just out of control? The Oceano Community Services District just hired Paavo Ogren, who just left the County Department of Public Works. This is the same Paavo Ogren who was in charge when Oceano was flooded a few years ago. The same Paavo who ignored calls days before the flooding that the lagoon was filling up. Then, on top of that, the position he is taking was paying $87,000 a year, but he is getting $200,000 a year. What’s wrong with this picture? Are we such a wealthy community that we can afford to spend money like this? Oh, I forgot—it’s not their money they are spending, so it’s OK.

-- Terry Sweetland - Oceano

-- Terry Sweetland - Oceano

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