Adam Hill lobbies council members
December 19, 2013
During a Grover Beach City Council meeting on Monday night, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill gave members of the council gold medallions shortly before they made their decision to remove Mayor Debbie Peterson from the county Air Pollution Control District (APCD).
Before the meeting, Hill placed the gifts on each of the council member’s chairs. Then, during public comment, Hill asked council members to call him if they needed financial assistance for Grover Beach events and projects.
The council previously considered booting Peterson from the APCD board in August after she campaigned for a repeal of the APCD dust rule. If implemented, the dust rule would fine the California Department of Parks and Recreation $1,000 a day if it does not reduce the amount of dust blowing onto the Nipomo Mesa.
Hill sets on the APCD board and has chastised Peterson for questioning staff recommendations and reports. San Luis Obispo County Supervisors Hill and Bruce Gibson had previously lobbied the council to remove Peterson from the APCD board, according to other council members.
Two Grover Beach councilmen, Jeff Lee and Glenn Marshall, are employees of the county. Both have stated that they do not have a conflict of interest in the matter.