AWOL Hill meets with Ray

July 24, 2013



San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, who caused the cancellation of an Air Pollution Control District board meeting Wednesday by saying he could not attend, was spotted appearing incognito at a San Luis Obispo coffee shop with a political friend while the meeting would have been occurring.

Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hill was spotted at Blackhorse coffee shop on South Broad Street with Caren Ray, an Arroyo Grande councilwoman and candidate to replace Teixeira on both the Board of Supervisors and APCD board. Hill was wearing a black t-shirt, black pants and a black cap that said “Hill” on the back.

Hill and Gibson are currently trying to regain the majority on the Board of Supervisors and the APCD board. If Governor Jerry Brown appoints Ray to replace Teixeira, she would most likely join Hill and Gibson to form a majority voting block on the Board of Supervisors.

Likewise, if Ray receives the appointment and the Grover Beach City Council votes to remove Mayor Debbie Peterson from the APCD board, Hill and Gibson will have reclaimed the APCD board majority.


Adam Hill meeting with Caren Ray while APCD meeting would have occurred

Adam Hill meeting with Caren Ray while APCD meeting would have occurred

Hill chastised Peterson at the last APCD meeting for asking questions of air district staff and said at a Grover Beach council meeting earlier this month that Peterson created a huge distraction by asking her fellow council members to reevaluate the controversial APCD dust rule.

Hill and Supervisor Bruce Gibson both chose earlier in the week not to attend the APCD meeting Wednesday, causing the 12-member board to lose its seven-person quorum needed to hold a meeting. Hill and Gibson likely would have fallen in the minority on key votes if they attended Wednesday because the majority of the board members planning to attend opposed the two supervisors on major regulatory issues.

Prior to this week, three APCD board members, who usually vote with Hill and Gibson, announced that they would miss the meeting. Supervisor Paul Teixeira, another member of the board, died last month, leaving the expected total of board members at Wednesday’s meeting at eight.

If either Gibson or Hill chose to attend, the meeting would have occurred. However, they both skipped, leaving only six members planning to attend the meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.



Oh, please. Why in the world would this be newsworthy? Some important members of the APCD were on summer holiday. This issue is too important to be discussed with a skeleton board. The members who are able to take a meeting off owe it to their constituents to be there to discuss this serious matter. A respected member just died. Adam and Bruce did the right thing to allow this meeting to be postponed and nothing illegal. This matter needs a full airing by the full APCD. All should have their say.

Btw, if Adam wanted to hide, I think he would have chosen a different venue.


“Adam Hill… was spotted appearing incognito… wearing… a black cap that said “Hill” on the back.”

Sure! Incognito will his name on his cap???

Who write this sheeet?


Yes they all went on vacation at the same time.

“San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx, Morro Bay Councilman Noah Smukler and Arroyo Grand Councilman Joe Costello, who each tend to vote with Gibson and Hill, announced prior to this week that neither they, nor their alternates would attend the meeting Wednesday.”

bmax says:”This matter needs a full airing by the full APCD. All should have their say.”

Sure with a different board.

bmax says: “Adam and Bruce did the right thing to allow this meeting to be postponed”

Bruce and Adam did not allow anything, they just filibustered. APCD canceled the meeting.

Adam will be expecting his donation or do you need a project approved?


Whoever shot those pics should simply have gotten right in front of him and snapped. Would have given the story legs as being credible. He was in public and would not have had any recourse.


Had Mr. Hill known what was happening it is likely the SLO Chief of Police would have been called, a policeman dispatched and the perfectly legal citizen ‘s camera/phone confiscated.


he may have lunged at him…lol


Caren my dear, those who lie with dogs get up with fleas. In this case, this dog has bed bugs…run for the hills –doh, maybe the dunes.

Mr. Holly

Now we may have a threesome. Torres-Hill-Ray. Where in the world is Oprah? This is all making out to possibly being the best reality show that someone could put together. Only in San Luis Obispo, now when will Marx and Ashbaugh step up to the plate and even make it more comical?


This is hilarious! What a complete doofus. Great job CCN!


Can you hear Bruce screaming at Adam right now? I’m pretty sure I heard his shrills all the way down HWY1 to Morro Bay.

“Couldn’t you have had coffee in Arroyo Grande with her!?!?! –You pompous dumbass!!!!!!”

All I have to say to Adam is “Nighty, night, don’t let the bedbugs bite. Your political career is over.”


Hill could kill puppies or booger little boys, and his supporters would still support him. There is nothing he could do to alienate those that need him to carry their water.

Partisan politics works like that.


It’s “bugger”.

Although, I am almost as equally disturbed by the visual of “booger”-ing little boys. ::shudder::


You’re absolutely correct, and I should have dusted off my Euphemisms for Sexual Pecadillos Guide before posting.


How much crap are the taxpayers going to take from these two losers. It is time to recall Hill. There re paid a monthly salary and benefits to perform their job. It is time to get these losers out of leadership rolls in this County.


So, perhaps they weren’t speaking about politics at all?

Perhaps the blush is off the rose of supervisor Hill’s engagement to be married.

Reality Check

Now who is surprised by this news? Bullies, Hill and Gibson, are such petulant children. When they feared losing a vote, they “took their marbles and went home”.

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