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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dan, i am a supervisor and i publicly condemn that guy

Time to Send the putz Hill back to New Jersey.

I know I left out several such as Collins, Schiro, Kivley, Gessel…,

and there are other nominees in the City of SLO, Morro Bay and Atascadero…

and that not all mentioned are elected positions.

Hill is at the tip of the iceberg that runs deep in this county and sadly exceeds the boundaries of govt. and the elected.

A big reason self-impressed, misguided, self-important posers with a facade of integrity like:






Dee Torres


Michael Blank

Jim App…

…is that they go unchecked by those around them. Voters are the last to know.

Carpenter is challenging the self-serving status quo. The BOS is at a long overdue “fork in the road”.

One road leads to rhetoric and irrelevance. The other to hope for visible change. It will take Carpenter-like courage.

Sounds like a direct violation of California Penal Code 422.

This looks ripe for a trip up to the SLO County Grand Jury.

Dan….How does one send a contribution to your campaign? The fact that you’ve taken a public stand against this nitwit is enough for me to want to support you.

Thanks for the kind words and desire to support my candidacy. You can make a contribution online ( or mail it directly to my campaign at P. O. Box 978, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

Wow! This local scrap between Tweedledum and Tweedledee is hilarious. I can’t stand Adam Hill, but do you really think he’s going to kick your ass? Dan you sound like a pussy and you’re just pissed off because the moneyed interests in your playground choose to play with Mr. Hill and not you. He must have much more sway with government and allegiance to his puppeteer’s than you. These losers will keep getting voted in because they’re incumbents and their districts have no clue what their guys do. They don’t read these stories or try to know what is going on in government. Same old story over and over and over again.

A few outliers are blind to share your take, I suppose. But the way to stop a bully is to publicly hold him (Adam) to account.


Watershed moment for SLO County Government and its citizens.

Carpenter is willing to take a stand against the culture of pompouse posers that is so rampant.

Hill and Gibson are pricks. They do not represent me as a citizen of this County.

You hit the nail on the head!