Hill pressures recipients of county funds for donations

August 9, 2016
Supervisor Adam Hill

Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

In an email San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill sent to a group of people affiliated with a local program that receives county monies, Hill ties the county’s financial support to donations to his reelection campaign. Hill notes in his email that $99 donations are “not going to cut it.”

Hill sent the email to 11 people affiliated with the Economic Vitality Corporation including Brad Wilde, who profited from the sale of property in a deal Hill brokered; Economic Vitality Corporation President Mike Manchak, Cannon Corporation CEO Mike Cannon, Brad Brechwald with the Wallace Group, attorney Ziyad Naccasha and Lenard Grant with RRM Design Group.

 

Hill’s July 30 email:

“Nothing personal but as we head towards a post Diablo economy it’s worth considering this: SLO is way to precious about itself, and it’s businesses leaders are often guilty of the same, wishing to avoid controversy at all costs.

“Guess what? Effective leaders are controversial, especially in these times.

“There are always excuses as to why people won’t write checks to effective elected but they are excuses and nothing more. The EVC is still funded strongly by the county because of me—no one else on the Board of supervisors cares about it. That is the truth.

“If it is to strengthen going forward, it will take my advocacy, and yes pushing. I also created the partnership with the HotHouse and that relationship will need to grow as well.

“I can go on as to many other important projects, but the point is this: some people want people who will always vote yes for projects (Debbie Arnold) but often those same people simply cannot lead any initiatives nor any policy. I am not trying to be insulting, I am trying to be matter of fact.

“I have some similar donors with Debbie, and Lynn, and I know we are supported for different reasons that I understand. But most people would rather not support anyone or write a $99 check. That’s not going to cut it.

“I have taken more heat than anyone deserves (even with my big mouth) and it has had terrible consequences on my health and personal life. So yes, I do get a disappointed by the lack of strong support from too many business leaders. I don’t really care if people like me as long as they recognize the good things I’ve done for community.

“But there is too much preciousness, fear of disapproval, and clubbiness to get strong political leadership in the community.

“More business leaders should be like Nick Tompkins and Gary Grossman who never feel like they have to make excuses to support me, do so generously, and do so regardless if we agree on everything or not.

“I know not everyone is as well off as they are, but again, there are always excuses to not do something and then complaints because something doesn’t happen…

“Cheers

“Adam”

 

Also on July 30, Leonard Grant of RRM Design Group sent the following email to Hill and the other 10 recipients in the email chain:

“Our business does not write checks to candidates Adam. We can as individuals. I haven’t written a check to your opponent. I’ve donated a lot of time to programs that support housing of all types and infrastructure. Sorry I don’t agree with you my friend. But it would be great to get some desal.”

 

On July 30, Hill responded to Grant with the following email:

“Most of the business community does not support political will/leadership, Lenny. You are an example of that.

“That’s why we get crummy candidates like my opponent (who you support) because our community is afraid (with certain exceptions like Mike Cannon and Brad Wilde being two in this chain) to offend anyone, to take sides, or to put their money where their mouth is and help elect people who are willing to take the heat to get things done.

“You get what your support.

“AH”


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Jim Anderson

Adam… :-) you crazy mo fo. Where the hell are you from? Oh yeah, Jersey.


Fire Adam Hill.


ThomasAquinas

Remember when we were kids, every hero had a sidekick? The Lone Ranger had Tonto, Cisco had Pancho, Batman had Robin, well Bruce Gibson has Adam Hill. A complete team, backing up every move, giving advice, just being a all around partner.


This stuff must just kill Bruce, the consummate narcissist, self invisioned perfectionist, now he is beholding to Adam for support. Just gotta laugh at Bruce, this is who he chose, Adam Hill?


After the election, Bruce will be out in the cold, alone, misunderstood, and all he can do is text Adam Hill for advice. Bruce was going places, maybe state Assembly, a bright future, now all is gone. Like a wisp of second hand smoke, forgotten, in the junkyard of corrupt politicians.


Not much else to do, but FIRE ADAM HILL, and watch Bruce Gibson scurry back into the shadows…..


what the

:-) Poor Bruce…


Interesting connections to the Bat Man and Robin thing. ADAM West played BRUCE Wayne.


On a side note, Adam Hill, please ask Aaron to come over for a photo session. We need a good hi res shot of you in a Bat Man outfit and Aaron Ochs in a Robbin costume. Just for the record.


FIRE ADAM HILL and the whole lot of his corrupt lawyers and trolls.


hijinks

Thanks so much for printing this! It lays bare for all to see the crony pay-to-play politics that is killing SLO Co. and City. This isn’t limited to Hill — it’s how all our recent SLO city council people operate — Marx, Rivoire, Christianson, crooked as can be, have all taken tons of money from these business skunks and deliver the goods in return. A shout out to Adam the Incredible for naming names, like Tompkins and Grossman, who hand out money all over the place to buy approval for their stinkin’ projects. Thank goodness Hill’s big ego makes him do stuff like this that lays it all bare for us peons to read. Maybe we should re-elect him just to keep these sorts of emails coming. :-)


SLOBIRD

NOT!


However, we now have verification as to why Grossman gave his wife (DEE TORES) $50,000 for her start funding for her and her family’s private homeless organization.


Come on everyone, can we once and for all get rid of the immoral person, please!


shishkabob141

Well, well, well. It doesn’t get more clear cut than that, does it?

Fire Adam Hill.

Better keep his gal pal Ray out of AG too, unless we want to deal with her again in a couple of years.

Look long and hard at who supports these undesirables. Hill is right about one thing, we get what’s paid for.


Perspicacious

LOL! He signed the last one “AH”. Only two words that “AH” can stand for.


SLOBIRD

So funny, good catch!


SamLouis

It’s time to flush this bloviating fat tub of goo down the political crapper. What a complete and total POS.


Thomas A

Adam Hill complains to and attempts to intimidate business owners for not supporting him.


Fir Adam Hill.


Slosum

Is there a medical term for someone who is a bipolar narcissist bully? Oh wait…. I believe it’s in the dictionary under “Hill”. Way creepy.


Perspicacious

“Is there a medical term for someone who is a bipolar narcissist bully?”


Yes, it is named “The Trump Syndrome”


Mr. Holly

Adam Hill will you please do us all a favor? Pack your garbage mouth and mind up and ride out of town. In government it’s not one person that get things done. Although people like yourself and other local leaders (Atascadero) like to take credit for everything that positively happens. Go back to your classroom where you can intimidate the students and exercise the power that you want on the students who will not challenge you. Please leave the scene of the crime, it may be to your advantage before the law catches up to you.


SamLouis

He’ll never teach at Poly again…


Rich in MB

Is this the Twilight Zone…

This seems like Political Funds Extortion plain and simple…give me campaign cash or your funding dries up. Good Lord is Adam Hill really this crazy to put such things in writing? The next question is logically will Dan Dow do anything about it? Or better yet…will the Voters of SLO do anything about this Crook!


hijinks

Rich, note that the EVC gets county funding — that means we the taxpayers are supporting this developers lobbying group whether we want to or not. Hill is handing out OUR MONEY to these skunks.


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