San Luis Obispo county supervisor Adam Hill is up for reelection this year. At a time where people are losing their jobs, it’s time that Adam Hill loses his job as county supervisor in June.
The most recent scandal he’s involved in is enough to make Hill undeserving of keeping his position.
Ed Waage, Hill’s opponent, found something rather odd in the Letters to the Editor section in the newspaper.
“There was a letter by someone named Jan Woern and said she lived in Arroyo Grande,” Waage said.
But what was odd was that this same Jan Woern had a written a letter in another paper, but said she lived in Pismo Beach. In both instances, the letters were bashing Waage.
“I suspected they were phony,” Waage said.
His suspicions were reasonable. And yet those suspicions were further exacerbated when Waage got a phone call from his friend Sheila Blake, saying she got a voicemail from someone pretending to be Waage. The message said: (via CalCoastNews)
Hi Mrs. Blake, I read your letter in the Tribune, are you a communist, or a socialist, or both or maybe a Marxist, this is Ed Waage. Just wanted to let you know what I thought.
Intense. But Blake could tell that the voice was not Waage’s voice.
“It sounded like Adam Hill, but it’s hard to prove. I thought it might be, but I wasn’t certain,” Waage said.
Waage mentioned the phone message and the letters to Karen Veilie of CalCoastNews, who discovered that no one with the name Jan Woern exists.
Being a good reporter, Veilie e-mailed Adam Hill. And this is what Adam Hill had to say about it: (via CalCoastNews)
On Wednesday evening, Blake says Hill, a good friend, called to explain that he had made the call as an “innocent joke.”
Hill said Wednesday he did not remember making the call when asked about it on Monday.
“I did not even know what the heck you were asking about when you emailed me the night before you ran your story,” Hill wrote in an email on Wednesday.
What? I’m sorry Mr. Hill but there are just too many things here that don’t add up. First there are these phony letters from Jan Woern, and then this phony phone message, all during a reelection campaign, and the best you can do is say you didn’t understand what was clearly a simple question from a reporter? You’re either completely incompetent or you’re lying.
This scandal aside, Hill’s tenure as county supervisor wasn’t exactly pretty.
Brendan Pringle, the current President of the Cal Poly College Republicans Club, wrote a column in the Mustang Daily about how the San Luis Obispo city government cut its designated driver shuttle program. It was particularly hurting Jeff Goldenberg, owner of Beach City Cab Co.
So what did our fine county supervisor Adam Hill do about this?
Pringle said it best in his column:
Even our San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill refused to have any part in this critical issue.
So Hill did nothing to help out the honest man trying to scrape by. Typical heartless bureaucrat.
“It is critical that he is replaced, along with Patterson, as these politicians are out of touch with the concerns of the private sector,” Pringle said. “They tend to side with special interest environmental groups instead of truly representing their constituents.”
This is very evident when Adam Hill and his Board of Supervisors passed the Climate Action Plan which in a nutshell tries to reduce the greenhouse gas level to 15% by 2020.
In a bad economy and an especially dismal housing market, policy like this will only hurt taxpayers as green energy is too expensive. Consequently, energy costs will skyrocket. And for what, to appease those who believe in this hoax known as global warming? (If you want more detail on this just read a column I wrote about the subject back in 2010)
To top it, Waage told me about instance where a lady was speaking to the Board of Supervisors and Hill turned off her microphone because he didn’t like what she had to say. That’s just poor leadership.
Adam Hill, it’s time to step aside in June and allow Ed Waage to take over.