Diktat or democracy?
June 5, 2012
What will it be San Luis County? Do we want to be ruled by our “betters” with diktats from on high, or do we want a representative government responsive to the voters? That is the question we face on Tuesday when two of our commissars stand before the electorate. Let’s examine the records of Patterson and Hill and see if that’s the future you want for SLO county.
This monument to Central Planning and failed Five-Year-Great-Leaps-Forward by Supervisors Hill and Patterson jams unwanted high density growth into areas where no infrastructure is provided by the county to support their grandiose ideas and against the wishes of the effected communities.
Templeton sales yard project
The people of Templeton turned out in mass on every available opportunity to oppose this monstrosity of “Shut-up-we-know-best” representation forced on the community by Patterson and Hill. The county is now defending a lawsuit by residents challenging the Supervisors’ ability to ignore their own General Plan to achieve their goals of one size fits all over development–in someone else’s community.
HAH! Remember this one? The whole north county went ballistic when Supervisors Adam Hill and Jim Patterson decided to divide Templeton into two districts in express contravention of the wishes of the electorate. They’re being sued on this one as well.
Plastic bag ban
“Right or wrong, we know best.” So don’t even bother expressing your opinion. The people oppose it, it doesn’t matter. We got it, because out betters know what’s good for us.
20 percent bicycle mandate
So far it’s just San Luis Obispo that will be mandating everyone out of their cars. Can the county be far behind when they vote for every anti-business anti-growth fly-by-night scheme that comes along?
It’s time to take out the trash once again. Clean out the Board of Supervisors. Vote freedom. Vote Debbie Arnold and Ed Waage.