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.


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The Chamber should suspend the award until the court case is settled. Apparently, the Grover Beach Chamber is a JOKE. No guts, no glory. Remember their decision the next time they “want” something.

Look at it this way…who would want to be the next citizen of the year?


Big shoes to fill

Since the AG Chamber won’t change their decision, we can refer to Lenny Jones as AG Criminal of the Year! That should do it!

Some things are just “implied”. When Arroyo Grande co-signs this behavior by not taking a stand–it sends a message. Hasn’t Grover Beach already starting allowing these guys access to public parks now?

Let me tell you what I saw when I went to the Disney viewing of Monkeys in a theatre in Arroyo Grande: about 5-6 older men–sitting alone–spread out (not attending together). As a female, I thought…wow…what are all these…….oh crap. I got it right away. Looking for a few stray kids that are unsupervised so they can pick one of them off when they go to the restroom. I got a very sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I realize a lot of this happens because it is ALLOWED to happen. I am STILL wondering how the hell someone would take their small children to some old man’s party. I don’t care who it is—you DON’T send your kids to parties given by old men.

The board of directors are sham. Any entity that has a membership in this club needs to resign immediately. Who would do business with any one that supports this position?

Never again should the Chamber have to wonder why someone would NOT want to join their club.

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.

if needed!!! are u joking??!!! -so if you make the city money or make the people in the city money, or are just part of the good ole boy club, you can rape children, have pictures confiscated by police, and the most you have to worry about is a year or two of counseling and still become citizen of the fu*king year??!! where the fu*k do we live? just have to wait and see, but if its a repeat of 95, somebody may have to lock me up

This guy needs his “day in court” NOW. I hear they really don’t like child molesters. If he is guilty I hope he is put into general population so he can get what is coming to him.

He should have been stripped of his “citizen of the year” status the minute he was arrested. Shame on you Arroyo Grande-Grover Beach


If Lenny Jones is found guilty as charged, yes, the population of the state prisons don’t take kindly to child molesters. Nonetheless, Mr. Jones is safe if his prison cohorts are true Christians because they’re to forgive him in all circumstances.

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6: 14-15)

If his fellow prisoners that are alleged Christians don’t forgive him of his misconduct, and do harm, then they have no place in our godly heaven because as the passage above so states, our Hebrew God of Christiianity will not forgive them, therefore, they’re hell bound..

Your speech is very ungodly, and we can tell that you’re not of the faith.

Ted Slanders,

You think Lenny Jones would be safe in jail if the inmates are true Christians??? So if a Christian is in jail for a mass murder God forgives him? I don’t believe that. I think you need question things around you. There is a place for people like Lenny Jones.

The chamber is confusing legal due process, which even scum like Mr. Jones are afforded per their constitutional rights, and common sense.

Every day he remains “Citizen of the Year” is a slap in the face to those families and an embarrassment to Grover Beach.

What kind of a chamber is this? Citizen of the Year in jail without bail and they continue to support this scumbag. Absolutely ridiculous !!!!

Today is the First Day Of The NFL Draft , That was a mighty Fine punt by the Chamber.

If I belonged I’d be turning in my Membership Card .. As they seem to Not have a clue! who is Running the show over there,

Impeach the President!..

Nice Punt ! Keep up the good work, That will keep the membership flowing!! What the H is in the water?…

Its just child abuse….why would we rush to judgment?

Its not like he refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding or something!

In an upside down world, even the truth is offensive.

Rich in MB,

If a true Christian actually followed the scriptures, there would be no need to bake a cake for the homosexual or lesbian to begin with, because they’re to be put to death.

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: THEY SHALL SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH; their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13)

“For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet . . . Who knowing the judgment of God, THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:26-27) “Who knowing the judgment of God” is regarding Leviticus 20:13 as shown above.

Amen Brother Ted!