Supervisors Hill and Gibson attack board majority, fact check

November 1, 2017

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

More than a dozen times since losing the board majority, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson have claimed that their conservative counterparts are incompetent, bad to staff and fail to understand the facts. In a recent Tribune opinion piece, Hill and Gibson blame the board majority for an alleged “budget deficit” and marijuana rules they deem are unsafe. [Cal Coast Times]

So lets check their facts.

“When breezy ideology trumps math, when political dogma substitutes for reasoned analysis, we can end up going from a healthy budget surplus to deficit overnight,” Hill and Gibson wrote.

However, the current 2016-2017 budget, which the board majority voted to approve in June, is not in a deficit.

While working on a 2017-2018 projected budget, a county staffer misstated the expenses. As a result, the county produced a proposed budget that was based on inaccurate numbers. In February, the board will discuss and reconfigure the proposed budget, which is unlikely to remain in the red.

Read entire article at Cal Coast Times.







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5 Comments

  1. Jorge Estrada says:

    Bickering solves nothing, it will be the math (simple arithmetic) that tells the truth. I expect that we will have to quit making excuses and accept the FACT, we can no longer allow the public sector (at all levels) to make self-serving financial compensation decisions. Additionally, it is unconscionable to pay public employee unions where civil service protection is already funded. Sure it can be said that we have a very public process with numerous public meetings but public employees are paid to attend and over time public employees articulate and precipitate their perspective at YOUR EXPENSE.

    (17) 27 Total Votes - 22 up - 5 down
  2. Myself says:

    These two morons don’t seem to like it now that the shoe is on the other foot, they don’t get their way any longer, they have wizzed monies away for crapslo, and several other useless ventures,ahhh like giving county employees 1000.00 $ bonus last year for ins costs, the rest of us in the private sector get nothing but the dirty end of the stick from these two.
    Hopefully someone else steps in to run for district two and we might be able to get rid of brucie.

    (34) 46 Total Votes - 40 up - 6 down
  3. c.d.cox says:

    These two socialist adulterers should keep thei mouths shut and get out of office.

    (33) 47 Total Votes - 40 up - 7 down

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