Cambria board member challenging Gibson for supervisor
October 14, 2013
Muril Clift, member of the Cambria Community Services District (CSD) Board of Directors, will challenge incumbent Bruce Gibson for the District Two San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors seat.
Clift is a past president of the Cambria CSD board and the current chairman of the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). He is also a director for two Sacramento-based state agencies: the Special Districts Risk Management Authority and the Special Districts Leadership Foundation.
Both candidates are registered Democrats, but Clift takes issue with Gibson’s stance on land use policy.
Gibson has used the concept of “smart growth” to create a “no growth” environment in the communities of San Simeon, Cambria, Cayucos and Los Osos, Clift said in a press release Monday. Clift pledged to create a spirit of cooperation between the county and its communities.
District Two includes the entire North Coast of the county and part of San Luis Obispo.
Voters in the district first elected Gibson to the Board of Supervisors in 2006, then reelected him in 2010. The upcoming primary election will take place in June 2014.
Last year, Gibson admitted to having an extramarital affair with his legislative aide Cherie Aispuro. After briefly transferring Aispuro to another county department, Gibson rehired her as his aide.