Bruce Gibson’s record of failures
May 21, 2014
OPINION By TOM SALMON
When San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s radio ad came across the airwaves it was all I could do not to lose my lunch. He breaks his arm patting himself on the back, taking credit for expanding libraries (that were paid for by donations from the community).
He speaks to weathering the economic storm, while Los Osos, a disadvantaged community, is heading into gale force financial winds and he’s gone over budget only one year and half into construction and managed to get sued for nearly 10 percent the price of the project. His personally appointed public works director has resigned to transfer to a mismanaged Oceano CSD.
Gibson suggests he is a champion to protect our pristine coasts, yet was standing alone at the Coastal Commission hearing in Santa Monica in November 2012 supporting seismic testing which would blow up that very pristine coastline he claims to protect.
My biggest beef with Gibson is his disregard for water. Approximately 250 million gallons of construction water was pumped from the ground in Los Osos and more than half of it was dumped into the bay. Rather than treat it and return it to the aquifer, he called it “trash water” and threw it away.
Bruce has shown his complete lack of moral qualifications, both in his destroyed personal life and in his professional life with his mistress.
We shouldn’t have to stoop to his disgusting moral character; he has to look in the mirror each day and one day will have to pay for his narcissistic machinations.
Now the tribune endorses Gibson, for his major accomplishments of new chip seal on Highway 1, and his misunderstanding of North. County water. These are significant reasons for 4 more years, really?
Tom Salmon, is a longtime Los Osos resident with 35 years of expertise in statewide public infrastructure.