Adam Hill, your real race has just begun

November 10, 2016
T. Keith Gurnee

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE

An open letter to San Luis Obispo Supervisor Adam Hill:

Congratulations Adam! You’ve been elected to another term as a member of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors for District 3. But having said that, we both know that yours was a victory of wrong over right, of special interests over the public interest and of fear over courage.

Despite your attempts to extort the business community and your long list of behavioral issues, a majority of the voters in your district don’t seem to mind that. While the bully has prevailed, your real race has just begun.

The lawsuits that have just started to plague you will continue to do so well into next year.

And don’t be surprised if the investigative agencies come back to haunt you on those attempts at extortion of the Home Builders Association. That the results of these legal endeavors might inflict a standing, high profile elected official will be far sweeter than had you lost the election.

The Tribune, your principled constituents, your fellow board members, and the others who actually voted for you will come to regret your reelection. Enjoy it while you can.

Good luck buddy. You’re going to need it!


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discloser

south, your response is case in point of why Hill gets away with it. Instead of naming extortion for what it is, you sugar coat it and brush it under the table, calling it unsavory electioneering, thus bolstering the position of the Tribune and Hill by euphemizing it.


The other way to look at it is to seriously consider the claims of credible business people who turn on the lights – even if it means putting their reputations on the line – to call out Hill’s abuses of his position under color of authority, to call out his threats and intimidation, and to stand up for good business practices and sound government.


south

discloser – nothing you have mentioned is against the law! That’s my point. Hill is a grease ball, but he dances around the law because he is a slippery politician. Intimating on how he will vote against projects, he said/she saids, ugly statements to the press, urging boycotts of businesses that oppose him are all unsavory, disgusting practices of a sociopath that apparently the majority of voters in his district think are just peachy as long as he is a liberal Democrat. It really is as simple and clear cut as that. He is a pay-to-play politician that will only get caught if the DOJ stings him through the US Attorney’s office division of public corruption. Unfortunately that just won’t happen as there just isn’t enough money involved.


The voters of D3 elected Peg Pinard, a woman whose own parents campaigned against! She then became the parties nominee to either congress or the assembly (I forget). She was an absolute riot on the BOS, but she held her constituents rapture because, once again, she was a far left Democrat. Simple.


In a strange confluence of circumstances and timing Jerry Lenthall was elected for a single term. Throughout that term his own constituents excoriated him. It won’t happen again.


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Under California Penal Code Section 518 PC, extortion (commonly referred to as “blackmail”) is a criminal offense that involves the use of force or threats to compel another person into providing money or property, or using force or threats to compel a public official to perform or neglect an official act or duty.


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Considering upstanding citizens have accused Mr. Hill of criminal extortion, it is compulsory (required by law) that law enforcement act. Mr. Hill has left far too big a trail to lose the bloodhounds.


south

Skip – I think you are correct. Hill is a man in full, and is so reckless that in time he will do something so outrageous that the DOJ will not ignore it. Not to say they are ignoring. The chances are quite good that there is a file on him at the USA office. Your are also correct in that there will be a money trail. Something that is impossible to erase, as opposed to threats made in private. He and his wife are very much like the Clintons. It’s all about the money.


what the

My money says the law will catch up to Adam Hill.


south

It will take a lot more that what is currently brewing under his desk to be a problem. There is no evidence of quid-pro-quo, just unsavory electioneering and that goes on a lot. It’s up to the voters to dump him and they didn’t.


It was very predictable and I said so months ago. D3 like their politicians very left, somewhat slimy and weird as football bats. Look at their history of representatives. Unseating an incumbent with a big war chest is a mighty, mighty task, and not one that mild mannered Dan Carpenter was up to the task for. Short of an indictment the result was inevitable and smart money was on Hill retaining his seat.


Pelican1

While the bully has prevailed, your real race has just begun….no doubt a race to the bottom.


c.d.cox

As usual SLO county winds up with the Creme Of The Crap


OldNed

Your grapes have soured, Mr. Gurnee.


Pelican1

Perfect for making OVER THE HILL WINE….and we all know..truth comes out in wine.


kayaknut

Don’t count on Dan Dow and the DA’s office, he’s too busy complaining about the recent election. We had been waiting for him to do something about the theft in Arroyo Grande and the sanitation district and like most politicians he supports the other crooks. Dan Dow has been a big disappointment.


TKG

You could say that…


monkey

You mad, bro?