Supervisor Hill responds to CCN’s questions

October 14, 2015
Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

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.

Hill’s statement:

“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.”



Old English bulldog.

Not yet house trained.

Hates people.

Loves developers

Will drool for right price.


Will also pee on your leg and tell you it’s raining.


Adam Hill says “So there are the facts on this latest hit piece.”

Um, sorry I didn’t really see any facts at all. I saw a very vague denial that he is a lobbyist and a statement that he pays his taxes and that “it” has been reviewed by an attorney. Does “it” refer to his tax return, his employment contract, his work product or something else?? Who knows, Hill is intentionally vague here.

What is striking is that Hill offers absolutely no explanation why he has signed a form saying he is a managing member of this consulting firm. OK, so you aren’t a lobbyist, but you can still be violating conflict of interest rules and breaking the law. Time to offer up a better explanation, Mr Hill.


Karen~ Haters are your Motivators! Another example of great investigative reporting by CCN!!


His lips are moving….he must be lying.

Rich in MB

I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miz Lewinski. I never asked anyone to line, not ever.

Mr Hill’s Days are Numbered.


Isn’t it a little beneath a holder of public office to use the word “hater” in a posted statement?

Grow up son, you’re not 17.


Hill resorts to obfuscation, denial and a transparent “attack on the messenger” in responding to CCN’s request for information. CCN’s inquiry is deliberate, concise and responsible.

Hill should answer the questions — or the voters in his area should conclude the implications suggested by the questions are factually true.

Something smells here, and it is not CCN.


Hill: Bruce, what’s the playbook say?

Gibson: For God’s sake Adam, there’s just one play in it! Can’t you remember?!

Hill: Oh yeah, here it is. Play No. 1. Attack the Messenger. Thanks Bruce ol’ pal.