Super Bowl and the purview of SLO County supervisors

February 1, 2014
Bruce Gibson

Bruce Gibson

At Tuesday’s San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting, board chairman Bruce Gibson attempted to restrict public comment about fellow Supervisor Adam Hill.

Gibson interrupted two speakers who were commenting on a letter published by the New Times in which Hill attacked his political opponents. Gibson said California’s Ralph M. Brown Act limits the pubic to speaking about items within the purview of the board.

“My intent is not to censor your legitimate ability to speak before this board,” Gibson said. “It is very clear in the Brown Act what the purpose for public comment for items not on the agenda is, and that is to speak to the board on items within its purview.”

Yet, Gibson let Grover Beach resident Dane Senser speak uninterrupted about the Super Bowl and spirituality.

“Thank you, Mr. Senser. Go Seahawks,” Gibson said at the end of Senser’s remarks.

Los Osos resident Julie Tacker responded by saying that in San Luis Obispo County the Super Bowl is in the purview of the board, but the conduct of a supervisor is not.

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98 Comments

  1. pasodowny says:

    That was very rude, contradictory, and I think hypocritical behavior by the BOS chair Gibson. No surprise here: I’m not a fan. He is a very poor representative, very divisive.

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  2. fishing village says:

    When a supervisor does what he needs to do you label him ‘power hungry’, your comments are nonsensical.

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  3. As the world turns says:

    Gibson is power hungry but he is doing Hearst’s bidding so there is no consideration of the needs of the majority of his constituents. Worthless.

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  4. Moderator says:

    Comments with personal venom, attacks and overly repeated slogans deleted.

    Please, less about each other.

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