Supervisor Hill responds to CCN’s questions
October 14, 2015
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill responded to a set of CalCoastNews questions about his work for a consulting business with a claim on his campaign Facebook page that he is not a paid lobbyist or consultant. Hill is running for reelection for the District 3 seat.
CalCoastNews sent a list of questions to Hill after discovering through government and company documents that Hill was moonlighting as a paid consultant for a company tied to a prominent local developer. On his latest financial disclosure form, Hill lists his position with San Luis Consulting as a consultant.
CalCoastNews emailed a list of questions to Hill asking about his consulting work that included: “How much money did you receive from San Luis Consulting in 2014 and 2015?” and “How do you advertise your consulting business?”
Instead of answering the questions, on Tuesday evening, Hill posted a statement claiming he is being targeted by CalCoastNews on behalf of his political opponents.
“Today I was made aware that Cal Coast News will be coming after me yet again. Like others CCN has targeted, they are going to claim (with anonymous sources and no facts – once again) that I am a ‘paid lobbyist’ or consultant or whatever.
“I’m not any kind of lobbyist, or whatever, no matter how much CCN would like people to believe that.
“Well, I do freelance editing and writing, as I’ve done since Grad school. I declare all income, pay all taxes, and declare it. And I had it reviewed years ago by a Sacramento attorney. And I had it reviewed and registered by a local attorney.
“So there are the facts on this latest hit piece. I had a great day today at the Board, getting a 5-0 vote to update our Avila area plan.
“Haters like CCN are dishonest, because they don’t disclose that the reason they attack people like me is because it’s campaign season. And they are doing so on behalf of my opponents.
“Take CCN for what it’s worth – nothing.”