Supervisor Adam Hill’s conduct is unacceptable
August 29, 2016
OPINION by CURTIS REINHARDT
Unfortunately, our elected San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill has once again used his position in a late-night tirade to pressure and intimidate local citizens to financially support his campaign for reelection. Two articles recently published expose how he wields his power as a sitting supervisor to pressure them to contribute to his campaign.
While none of us are so naive as to believe that this kind of quid pro quo doesn’t happen in politics, it is nonetheless disconcerting that Mr. Hill would be so brash as to take credit for accomplishments and then demand contributions to his campaigns. These kinds of back room dealings and intimidation tactics are exactly why most citizens don’t trust government.
We must send a message to all the small time politicos like Mr. Hill that this type of conduct is unacceptable. We need to provide him and others like him their pink slips in November.
Curtis Reinhardt is involved with numerous nonprofit organization throughout San Luis Obispo County helping with special events. He lives in Grover Beach.