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  • "What would really help is if we don't just lay down and accept the bull$hit coming from AG's city counsel and legal counsel. It would also help if folks could steel their spines against the feel-good, seductive intoning of kumbaya that frauds like the ones now running our city use to manipulate us. I could not believe my ears when I heard the last meeting's audience applaud as Tim Brown spewed his self-serving, manipulative bull$hit about all we need to do to fix things is to just roll over and take the harm Brown, the rest of the city council members and legal counsel have done to us. We deserve something better than just accepting as city council members the same @ssholes who have advanced and participated in this horrible coverup, and the abuse they visited upon residents who attended city council members. But that "something better" won't come to us as long as we are willing to welcome into our fold the very people who have harmed us."

    MaryMalone commented in:
    The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande on 2014-11-21 10:18:10
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  • "There’s something I don’t quite understand, if they never vote in closed session, as Carmel say’s is the norm so you never have to report anything to the public, how then was a decision reached to “reprimand” Adams? I would think that for any disciplinary action to take place, there would need to be agreed upon by all council members would it not?"

    DennySLO commented in:
    Arroyo Grande manager on paid administrative leave on 2014-11-21 10:06:17
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  • "Do you really think he will show up? His post-election m.o., so far, has been to hide out, except for the one public comment he made to the Santa Maria Times (published November 18, 2014 (http://goo.gl/7MUEWs), in which he belched out bile-filled lies about our new mayor, Jim Hill. I would not be surprised if his toady, Jim Guthrie, will continue to run the meetings."

    MaryMalone commented in:
    The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande on 2014-11-21 10:06:04
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  • "Lieberman is a good choice. The process was thorough and they found their man. I don't see a very strong case made here that Lieberman isn't qualified. Julie lifted a few short phrases out of in-depth interviews. Yeah, Lieberman hasn't articulated a plan for FCFA, but he has unique experience and knowledge of the situation. He knows what he's getting into. I feel confident in this hire."

    MikeR commented in:
    Five Cities Fire Authority should reconsider hiring Lieberman on 2014-11-21 09:31:38
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  • "Walt Kelly, the creator of the cartoon strip Pogo, coined the phrase.."We have met the enemy, and they are us." The last council meeting could be summed up in that now famous saying. Unfortunately, until Jim is seated, we can no doubt look forward to more of this poor decision making...that is inevitable given the current lack of leadership."

    Pelican1 commented in:
    The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande on 2014-11-21 09:13:44
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  • "We call ourselves a 'civilized society' and scold other nations on human rights yet we release such individuals back into our own communities. How is this being civilized? My sympathy for Gayle McCracken who will suffer every day the rest of her life. The innocent suffer while Theo does not. We are hypocrites."

    info commented in:
    Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO on 2014-11-21 08:53:22
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  • "So at what point did Councilman Brown realize that he had important information that he was withholding from the public? Could it have been at the July 8th special meeting when they discussed this recent incident of Mr. Adams an Ms. McClish? Could it have been prior to the Nov. 4 election? To sit there after the final verdict was announced, and THEN come forward with important information, which most likely the WHOLE council knew about...does anyone else think that this new information could have changed the outcome? According to today's Tribune, Mr. Adams could be terminated for “conduct unbecoming the position of city manager or likely to bring discredit or embarrassment to the city,” This certainly has brought discredit and embarrassment to the city of AG. So, why didn’t they consider terminating Adams without cause? Maybe because this WAS GOOD CAUSE to terminate! They would not have to hide behind the fear of paying a lump sum equal to six months’ salary and benefits, if in fact 2 incidents equal good cause. All they needed to do was ACCEPT his resignation and find an interim City Manager immediately. This would save the taxpayers at least $10,000 which is an estimation of his next 3 weeks salary for his "paid termination" while he sits at home NOT working. The Sintra Group report states that they found a significant number of city employees who were interviewed and perceived there was “something more than just a casual or business manager-subordinate relationship between the two.” Sintra Group found it, and our Council knew it. Shame on them."

    WorkingClass commented in:
    The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande on 2014-11-21 08:35:50
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  • "There is a chance this guy is a sociopath. If this is the case, he has likely manipulated his wife in order to set up his next playground. Mix some meth with that....and you have the formula for a nightmarish scenario. With a wife like that, you can be assured you have an alibi and a helper."

    indigo1955 commented in:
    Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO on 2014-11-21 08:23:57
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  • "Don't think I am defending this guy, but do you know that Hitler used methamphetamine to enable his soldiers to meet his demands? Hitler preferred lampshades made of Jewish skin, for instance, and also gloves. He would dose his staff and work them endlessly until they either had a psychotic break or they died. Experiments on twins were quite common-but these were experiments no one but a demented mind would perform. The soldiers who unloaded the railroad cars that shipped people to the concentration camps, those who operated the killing chambers and those who buried the bodies were the highest dosed (so they could work day and night with no rest or food). Hitler himself used meth. After the end of WWII, a branch of psychology was formed called "social psychology". The world was reeling from shock: how could one maniac get all those soldiers and scientists to perform such horrendous acts? Meth. Meth is evil incarnate. Meth WILL turn your average husband into a deranged fiend. Problem: Will a relapse cause even worse behavior? Relapse rates are EXTREMELY HIGH with meth users."

    indigo1955 commented in:
    Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO on 2014-11-21 08:20:42
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  • "Well stated LeAnn. I agree, in order to truly get our house in order, and bring some level of trust and transparency to our Council, and City Hall, Tim Carmel must go . For too long now, he, Ferrara, and Adams have been in the driver's seat. If we want to change direction it is time for new drivers. It is doubtful our newly elected council member and Mayor will choose to keep Carmel considering all that has come to light. Knowing he's been involved in all the muck up to his eyeballs is reason enough for him to pack his briefcase along with Steve and Tony."

    agag1 commented in:
    The fight to clean up Arroyo Grande on 2014-11-21 07:54:26
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  • "This is outrageous ! I thought that parolees had to be released in the counties where their crimes were committed. Does this mean that prisoners from CMC are eligible to be paroled here in SLO county? If so, we will be over-run with paroled felons. Where are our SLO city and county officials? They needed to object to this through legal channels or at least let the citizens know so that we could have objected. Many CMC wives and/or families move here (occupying our low income or section 8 housing) but I thought that they moved back after their men were released. Kamala Harris, our California Attorney General, should have objected, as did Gov. Brown, in writing, as past A. Gs have done in this case. Who do we call, or write, to complain ? Can a judge from another county just release here?"

    mary margaret commented in:
    Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO on 2014-11-21 06:36:17
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