Supervisor Adam Hill and New Times turn on one another

June 23, 2017

SLO New Times Editor Camillia Lanham

After years of positive reporting, a New Times editorial chastised San Luis Obispo supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson for a last minute ploy to push through their plans for low-cost housing. Hill responded by sending an email to New Times Editor Camillia Lanham calling her “childish and vindictive,” and questioning why the New Times “deserves to survive,” according to the New Times.

Hill went on to attack the New Times editorial staff for not admitting they had made “a mistake” and for having a lack of “accountability.”

Even though the New Times criticized the minority supervisor’s timing, the editorial board praised Hill and Gibson’s plan to increase low cost housing. The New Times then took a swipe at the board majority claiming their plans would help “Richey Rich.”

San Luis Obispo County has one of the most unaffordable housing markets in the United States. The proposal, that passed by a 3-2 vote with Hill and Gibson dissenting, includes plans to increase farmworker housing, rewrite rules for secondary units and to rezone lands to residential to increase the housing supply.

Hill and Gibson’s proposal included scrubbing those plans in favor of giving $5 million to a nonprofit to build low-cost housing, a plan the New Times editorial staff said “sounded fantastic.”

Even so, Hill canceled a planned meeting with New Times staffers after they questioned his timing.







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17 Comments

  1. paragon says:

    Attack the media… Hill is taking a page straight out of Trump’s playbook. I’m pretty sure he already called CCN Fake news. What a baby!

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  2. George Bailey says:

    He who sleeps with dogs, wakens with fleas.

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    • AGDUDE says:

      Yes & they also tell people May the Flies of 1000 Camel infest your arm pits LOL , Hill is a clown ..

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  3. sloweb says:

    It certainly makes me wonder just how non-profit the Non Profit is that Hill & Gibson wants to give money to.

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    • copperhead says:

      …And who runs said nonprofit and whether or not the $5million will be paid out in gift cards.

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  4. Myself says:

    a hill must drink his own bath water, he really thinks he is somebody.

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