Articles Tagged With ‘Jim Hill’




Ignore fear mongering, vote Jim Hill for Arroyo Grande mayor

OPINION by LINDA DRUMMY The Five Cities Fire Authority union has endorsed Caren Ray, Jimmy Paulding and Keith Storton in the Arroyo Grande mayor and council races. I received a robo call that surprised me in its fear-tactic use of... (Continue reading)

Who is Caren Ray working for?

OPINION by SHARLOTTE WILSON It’s a silly season again, campaign rhetoric about who’s supporting whom — when the signs say it all. A quick drive around Arroyo Grande and you’ll see Caren Ray signs on developer owned vacant properties. On... (Continue reading)

As a supporter of Wallace, Caren Ray is unfit to be mayor

OPINION by JULIE TACKER At the recent City of Arroyo Grande candidate’s forum, mayoral candidate Caren Ray said she believes Mayor Jim Hill is “no longer effective” at the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District. Having attended sanitation district... (Continue reading)

Medical marijuana services now permitted in Arroyo Grande

The Arroyo Grande City Council repealed a disputed regulation on Tuesday that required marijuana delivery services to have a physical location — that had to be outside the South County city — in order to deliver to customers with its... (Continue reading)

Jimmy Paulding throws his hat into the Arroyo Grande Council race

Weeks after narrowly suffering a defeat in the San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor race, Jimmy Paulding has thrown his hat into the Arroyo Grande City Council race, adding to a growing field of candidates. [Cal Coast Times] An... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande facing bankruptcy in five years

By KAREN VELIE Arroyo Grande’s projected deficit spending could bankrupt the city in five years, according to a 10-year financial outlook presented to the City Council last month. [Cal Coast Times] A projected 52 percent increase in employee retirement expenditures... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande council votes for investigation into mayor

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted Tuesday to launch an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct raised by members of the public against Mayor Jim Hill. Political opponents of Hill have pushed hard in recent weeks for an investigation. Certain... (Continue reading)

John Shoals exposes sanitation district to litigation

OPINION by RON ARNOLDSEN The settlement of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District’s ongoing issue with the State Water Board has brought calm and clarity to the district, right? On the contrary, Oceano Community Services District Director Mary... (Continue reading)

Hill, Lucey seek to censure one another at sanitation meeting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN (Editor’s Note: Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey’s Facebook comment attacking Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill is posted in entirety below.) Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill and Oceano CSD Director Mary Lucey will make separate requests to censure... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district agrees to end litigation, pay fine

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board announced Wednesday that the state has agreed to settle litigation and permit the district to pay a $1.19 million fine levied because of a 2010 sewage spill. As... (Continue reading)