Adam Hill is not sorry, and blames the media
April 19, 2012
Controversial San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill moans about media coverage of his personal life and public outbursts during board meetings in Thursday’s New Times’ cover story.
Hill starts his interview by lamenting the negative coverage he has received in CalCoastNews and the New Times and said discussing it would sound like a “bunch of whining,” but then goes on to repeatedly chastise CalCoastNews.
For example, he blames CalCoastNews for prompting him to illicitly turn off a speaker’s microphone during public comment before having the Los Osos activist escorted from the podium. Hill justified his action by claiming Linda Owen was reading from the divorce records of Public Works Director Paavo Ogren, something he thought she took from a CalCoastNews article.
However, CalCoastNews never posted Ogren’s divorce documents and Owen, at the time Hill cut off her microphone, was addressing her concerns about what she labeled a lax investigation by the county into allegations of an inappropriate relationship between Ogren and former Los Osos CSD board member Maria Kelly.
When asked by the New Times where the line should be drawn between his personal and professional lives, Hill responded by castigating CalCoastNews for covering his contentious divorce and a crank call he made pretending to be his opponent, Pismo Beach Councilman Ed Waage.
“And I have been offended by, I don’t think you guys necessarily go there, but certainly the Congalton, Cal Coast access has been despicable, quite frankly.