Is Caren Ray bought and paid for?

October 26, 2018

Sharlotte Wilson

OPINION by SHARLOTTE WILSON

Arroyo Grande candidate for mayor Caren Ray points to her endorsement from staunch Republican, Katcho Achadjian, as a testament to her bipartisan support.

Achadjian’s bread is buttered by the car washes, mini marts and gas stations he owns in the south county; three of which are located within a half-mile of each other in Arroyo Grande. One of them, the Shell Station, on the corner of Grand Avenue and Branch Street is subject to modification by Option 1 of the Brisco Road Interchange Project.

Ray stated at the candidate’s forum of the $9 million dollar cost of Option 1: “This is almost, to me, almost a fatal flaw because it requires the closure of a local business and we just don’t do that here.”

In reality, Option 1, as designed so far merely impedes upon the Shell Station by removing one gas pump. The city has not said it would close the business. Perhaps that is Achadjian’s position?

What is best for the city is what matters. Having both been SLO County supervisors Ray and Achadjian know the process and final project price will include compensation for his loss. There will be an appraisal, friendly or unfriendly condemnation and negotiations for any diminution of private property.

Since Ray is already on record opposing Option 1, Achadjian’s endorsement is obviously in his own best interest and not about some phony ‘across the aisle’ affirmation.


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AGDUDE

Wow … The Monster is Alive , Its alive I tell you …   You voted for this knot head ??   seems to be too much inter breeding in AG … 


George Bailey

Folks,


Caren Ray is about as corrupt as they come, and it is telling that her political mentor and hero is the widely discredited Adam Hill.


I would NEVER vote for Caren Ray, and we have an incumbent mayor, Jim Hill, who is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and positive.  Mr. Hill deserves our support as he works to serve the citizens of Arroyo Grande.


Caren Ray is about Caren Ray and her cronies, Jim Hill is about good government.


Vote November 6th.


Thanks,


George Bailey


AGDUDE

Wing nut from wayyyy back  … nuff said !