Supervisor Hill calls CAPSLO crew ruthless and heartless

October 18, 2018

Dee Torres-Hill and Supervisor Adam Hill

By KAREN VELIE

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is again sending angry emails from the dais, this time at long time foes Biz Steinberg and Jim Famalette, executives with CAPSLO. Hill lashed out after mistakenly believing he had not been invited to the ribbon cutting for the new Prado Road Homeless Services Center. [Cal Coast Times]

In 2014, Hill first turned on the organization after it demoted his wife Dee Torres-Hill, from her position as CAPSLO’s director of homeless services. Hill responded by publicly chastising and threatening CAPSLO executives.

During a SLO County Board of Supervisor meeting on Sept. 18, Supervisor Debbie Arnold extolled the opening of the homeless services center in San Luis Obispo and its 150 beds, family rooms, a medical exam room and behavioral health services.

“This is a collaboration that from the beginning has been very unique, special to SLO County,” Arnold said. “It is not just a homeless shelter, this is a homeless services center.”

Within minutes, at 9:17 a.m., Hill fired off an email to Steinberg, accusing her of failing to invite him to the ribbon cutting even though the county had donated money.

“Despite helping to secure what would turn out to be a $500,000 contribution from the County, and despite going out of my way to make peace with you, still you insult me, Biz,” Hill wrote. “And you did not invite our CAO Wade Horton , either. Please enjoy yourselves. It is, after all, about the donors (except ones who don’t even get invited) and CAPSLO.”

Famalette responded by forwarding Hill an email invitation to the ribbon cutting they had first sent him on Sept. 11. Famalette noted that several local media organizations had also published information about the ribbon cutting before chastising Hill for lashing out.

“We are sorry you could not attend,” Famalette wrote. “You certainly were an important part of the original concept of the homeless services center. I am personally disappointed in the tone of your email to Biz. Her leadership and passion in support of this project is beyond reproach.

“In addition, your nastiness could not surface at a worst time as she is currently dealing with a very critical issue with her husband,” Famalette added.

After reading Famalette’s response, Hill fired back via another email from his SLO County email address, calling CAPSLO employees ruthless and heartless.

“I’ll tell you what Famalette, when you apologize for destroying Dee Torres and apologize for the effect that has had on our daughters, I might take you seriously,” Hill wrote from the dais. “You and your crew are ruthless and heartless and deserve more than my contempt.

“By the way, after you settled the lawsuit against you, we didn’t release many embarrassing emails involving Biz, Grace, and you so not to damage your all important reputation,” Hill added.

In January, less than a month after losing the board chairmanship because of allegations of bullying and a lack of decorum, Hill sent a string of Facebook messages chastising a Pismo Beach man over a published commentary before telling the man to “fuck off.”

Under the accusations of bullying and harassment that followed, Hill announced in a statement on Feb. 9 that he has suffered from depression and anxiety for most of his life and that he would be taking a leave of absence. Less then a month later, Hill returned to the dais.

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Kalifornia_Bud

This is the best that San Luis Obispo has to offer?

This is the best that is available to represent us?


Dee was also selling donated items, shampoo, razors and such, to the homeless and pocketing the money.


Really?


stealing gift cards, bicycles, and other items intended for the homeless at Christmas, and gifting her own family.


Is this true?


What more do those who vote in District 3 need to see and hear to realize Hill is an unstable politician and needs to go?


IronHub
Chance

Even though Adam Hill was invited five weeks ago he continued his attack upon realizing it. A diplomatic school of thought could have led him to a response like, “Oh my! How embarrassing, I am so sorry to have wrongly attacked you. Thank you for the invitation, so sorry to miss it.”

So much for diplomacy. 


Ted R

No one expects Adam Hill to be civil, although he should be thanking CAPSLO for just firing Dee Torres and not having her arrested for all the theft she was involved in. 


womanwhohasbeenthere

Has the statute of limitations expired?


rukidding

What more does the balance of the BOS need to see and hear in order to censor this poor guy and get him some help?


kayaknut

The question can also be asked, What more do those who vote in District 3 need to see and hear to realize Hill is an unstable politician and needs to go?


what the

Adam Hill, it is time you consider getting some serious help for your emotions and mentality. No one deserves to get any shit from you. 


IronHub

“Supervisor” Hill seems to have conveniently forgotten that CAPSLO disciplined Dee Torres, their homeless division supervisor, for stealing gift cards, bicycles, and other items intended for the homeless at Christmas, and gifting her own family. I guess Hill is able to overlook this because of his own nefarious behavior.


kayaknut

Don’t forget, Dee was also selling donated items, shampoo, razors and such, to the homeless and pocketing the money.


IronHub

The pettiness of this pair is just astounding…


what the

The petit-theft-ness of these two is also astounding. 


sweethome

IronHub And please understand that Dee Torres and Adam Hill also told the police to cite approximately 98 people for sleeping in their cars UNLESS they signed away up to 70%

of their income to Family Ties. I know; I was there. Nobody seems to want to talk about the connection between CAPSLO and Family Ties (Lisa Niesen). That little stunt and resulting class action lawsuit costs the city (taxpayers) several hundreds of thousands of dollars. My God, talk about stealing from the homeless and extortion.


jdchem

This guy is way too emotional and impetuous to be an effective politician.


shelworth

Haven’t you been watching Congress lately?


Snoid

Wow Hill, you look like shit. Pale, red sunken glassy eyes and you look as if you’ve lost a few pounds of lard off your mug. Them glasses make you look like a sexual predator of some sort. Life to much for you little man? Cant handle the rejection of giving the publics money and not getting a kudos for it. Ain’t it about time you grew a pair and knocked off with the baby games? 


c.d.cox

The only one that embarrasses Adam Hill is Hill himself. ASH needs to have a head count to see if they are missing one of their patients.