SLO Supervisor Slams Democratic Legislators in Angry Letter

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is fed up with Democrats in Sacramento and he’s penned a scathing letter to a Democratic Party group list accusing them of everything from incompetence to corruption.

Hill appears to have been set off by legislators’ failure to back him up on the Air Pollution Control District’s dust rule, which requires a reduction in particulate dust matter blowing from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Time and again, Hill said, state leaders leave local governments high and dry -- or worse, support initiatives that directly harm them.

“This column lays out just the latest reason why our Dem legislature is NO friend to our local governments–they take bribes from corporations to pre-empt our control,” Hill writes. “If we were to list the number of issues on which the legislature does something to hurt or nothing to help local governments, we might stop spending so much time worshiping these hacks.”

Former Democratic nominee for State Assembly Stew Jenkins thinks Hill’s outrage is just sour grapes. Hill himself has aspirations to fill Monning’s seat when his term is up. Jenkins thinks the supervisor’s anger reflects legislators’ lack of support for his future candidacy.

This isn’t the first time Hill has gotten animated over the dust rule, however. In 2015, Cal Coast News reported that Hill “chastised and threatened the job” of a geologist who criticized the science behind it.  

Read more about Hill’s latest screed here


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