Carpenter asks supervisors to publicly condemn Hill

November 25, 2015
SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter

SLO Councilman Dan Carpenter


Open communication from San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Good morning madam Chair and supervisors. My name is Dan Carpenter, I’m a resident of District 3…and I speak today as a councilman from the city of San Luis Obispo.

I’m here to inform you of an unfortunate and disturbing incident involving your colleague Adam Hill while acting in his capacity as a representative of this board.  Last Tuesday at a public ribbon cutting ceremony in Pismo Beach, he digressed to his bullying and intimidating ways by threatening me with bodily harm in front of numerous attendees.

This unprovoked, despicable behavior took place while I was attending the event at the invitation of the host, and in my official capacity as a representative of the city. This threat of violence was nothing less than thuggery…embarrassing the host and ultimately your board and the entire county.

When will this erratic and destructive behavior cease? Possibly when the citizens of District 3 realize that a public servant’s character actually matters…..and have the courage to stop electing people like Mr. Hill who use their position as a license to abuse others.

Our county prides itself on quality leaders where  integrity is derived from conduct…..and not voting records.

Ironically, this summer each of you signed on to a resolution adopting a Civility and Civil Discourse Accord presented by the League of Women Voters. It’s obvious, Mr. Hill’s support was disingenuous at best.

Shame on all of us if we allow this unstable temperament to continue untethered. As a reflection on your board, I would hope each of you would publicly condemn this reprehensible behavior as part of your commitment to the civility resolution you signed.

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Just let it go.. He’s a bit of a hothead. Don’t let it distract from things that really matter.

A bit of a hot head?

That would be the nicest thing a lot of folks could say about Adam Hill.

Your bias is showing mkaney.

Sounds like your morals are as bankrupt as your business.

Mr. Carpenter, it seems curious to me that you are trying to further your campaign here.

If I were a Carpenter, and you were a Hill,

I’d take you behind the barn, you worthless shill.

No more bullying would there be, nor threats directed at me,

Every time you saw me coming, your pants you would pee.