Hill and others rip SLO County for hiring PR firm over Holland video

Several opponents of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s reelection bid are criticizing county officials for spending money on hiring a public relations firm to direct crisis communications in the aftermath of the release of the video showing Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death. Read More …

Hill goes on the attack in lead-up to chairman election

With less than a week left before the San Luis Obispo County Boar of Supervisors elects a new chair, Vice Chair Supervisor Adam Hill has mounted a social media attack on the three-member board majority.

Hill has gone on the offensive, even though the board and the public have long debated whether or not his behavior should preclude him from receiving the chairmanship. The liberal-leaning supervisor was passed over for the chairmanship last year following allegations from the public and the board that he is a disrespectful bully. Read More …

SLO County Supervisors vote to manage Pirate’s Cove

After years of talking about how to fix health and safety issues at Pirate’s Cove in Avila Beach, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to manage Pirate’s Cove as a natural area. As part of the proposal, the beach will remain clothing optional.

For years, Pirates Cove has been plagued with excessive trash, graffiti, human waste and criminal activity. Read More …

Adam Hill publicizes marital problems, blames media

In a Facebook post teeing off on reporter Karen Velie and radio host Dave Congalton, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill announced he has marital problems — which he blames on the two Central Coast media figures.

Hill is married to Dee Torres, a longtime professional in SLO County’s homeless services industry. In 2013, CalCoastNews published a series of stories detailing allegations that Torres had abused her role of homeless services director for the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which Hill referenced in his Nov. 11 Facebook post. Read More …

Supervisor Adam Hill’s bullying and intimidation has to stop

An open letter to the to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors: As you all know by now, I have recently been the target of a series of slanderous emails from Supervisor Adam Hill directly sent to me courtesy of San Luis Obispo County’s very own website.

Through his county emails, Mr. Hill has alleged that I am a homosexual in a smear campaign designed to harm me and my business. Read More …

Adam Hill sends homophobic email from county account

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Hill sent a bizarre email Friday afternoon suggesting a local critic’s marriage is a sham and that the critic is attracted to Hill. As a county supervisor, Hill was passed over in January for chairman of the board of supervisors because of his frequent outbursts and strange rants. Read More …

Hill and Gibson blame board majority for deficit, fact check

More than a dozen times since losing the board majority, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson have claimed that their conservative counterparts are incompetent, bad to staff and fail to understand the facts. In a recent Tribune opinion piece, Hill and Gibson blame the board majority for an alleged “budget deficit” and marijuana rules they deem are unsafe. Read More …