Arroyo Grande’s Citizen of the Year is still Lenny Jones

April 30, 2015
Lenny Jones

Lenny Jones

The Arroyo Grande Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce is in no rush to revoke the Citizen of the Year status held by realtor and alleged child molestor, Lenny Jones.

Chamber of Commerce board members met Tuesday to discuss whether or not Jones should keep his award. The board decided it is premature to take any action.

The chamber board says it recognizes the seriousness of the charges Jones faces, but the legal system is the proper channel to address them. The board plans to wait until the court case is resolved to readress Jones’ 2014 Citizen of the Year award, if needed.

Jones is accused of molesting girls ages 6, 9 and 12, and a 3-year-old boy, during a child’s birthday party he hosted at his Arroyo Grande home on March 22. Sheriff’s deputies say they found explicit photos of the boy on Jones’s computer.

A parent of two of the girls Jones allegedly molested has already filed a lawsuit against the realtor. The attorney who filed the suit says he has a witness who saw Jones lock the 6-year-old girl in a room with him at the birthday party.

Jones faces charges of kidnapping, penetrating with a foreign object, exploitation of a minor, having explicit photos of a child and several counts of child molestation. He is currently being held without bail in the San Luis Obispo County Jail.




  1. agag1 says:

    The Chamber should give serious thought to reconsidering their decision.

    Mr Jones is not in jail on $500,000.00 bail.
    He is not in jail on $1,000,000.00 bail.

    His bail has been R-E-V-O-K-E-D.

    Surely there is someone more worthy of this award than someone who is not eligible for bail.

    Even the accused murderer Yanaga bailed out at a million.

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  2. black sheep says:

    can only imagine how excited the next person is to achieve the award. who cares what anyone who works for ag thinks anyway, crooked morons, slo 2 for that matter

    (22) 26 Total Votes - 24 up - 2 down
  3. SandyK says:

    How ’bout Citizen of five to twenty years…..

    (19) 21 Total Votes - 20 up - 1 down

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