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Adam Hill is on strike, so suspend his paycheck

OPINION by MIKE BROWN Adam Hill is unhappy. He feels he is entitled to certain outside agency board and committee appointments that he had held for the past eight years. He wants to perpetually serve on the Board of the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) and as the alternate on the boards of both the Local... (Continue Reading)

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Will the new county board majority take charge?

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. One of the institutional weaknesses of California’s Board of Supervisor form of county government, generically, is that no one is actually in charge from a policy leadership... (Continue Reading)

Trump, Merle Haggard and promises that must be kept

OPINION by MICHAEL F. BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. Recoiling from the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the more astute and serious Democratic Party analysts have concluded that their party’s policies had failed its historic blue-collar labor... (Continue Reading)

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SLO County reform and community resurgence

OPINION by MIKE BROWN Editor’s note: A column by Republican Mike Brown will run in CalCoastNews every other Thursday, rotating with a column by Democrat Stew Jenkins. In 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will have an opportunity to reform and reinvigorate county polices by replacing the current underlying self-serving and self-absorbed... (Continue Reading)

Adam Hill fails to atone for leadership failure

OPINION by MIKE BROWN On June 28, The San Luis Obispo Tribune posted a letter to the editor from 3rd District County Supervisor Adam Hill, who was obviously attempting to get out in front of the bad news that the Diablo Nuclear Plant must cease operation no later than 10 years from now. The Tribune... (Continue Reading)

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