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Break the pro-development majority 

Arroyo Grande

Four years ago, I moderated a forum at which Jerry Lenthall debated his opponent for District 3 Supervisor. Since, I’ve watched his votes and compared them to his earlier campaign promises and noted his loyal service to the developers who supported his political campaigns, even when it meant going against both public opposition and the recommendations of County Planning and the Planning Commission.

This year, I helped moderate a forum at which Jerry debated his opponent, Adam Hill. The old charm and promises of accessibility and transparency were there, but he also affirmed his “independence” of the advice of county agencies, who explored and made recommendations on the issues, and the public when he felt a decision was “right.” I suspect, given his present supporters, that his election will proffer more of the same for the next four years as for the last.

Then, last night, I heard Adam Hill speak at more length on issues important to us all: water and other finite resources, growth (smart and otherwise), infrastructure, building denser housing where services, jobs, and transportation exist, and retaining the rural atmosphere and recreation that lure tourists. I believe in the broad breadth of his support, his intelligence, and his integrity, and, though I am not in his district, I believe his presence on the Board of Supervisors will serve those in all districts well.

I urge those of you in District 3 to get to the polls, elect Adam Hill, and break the pro-development-at-all-costs majority that will affect all our futures negatively.

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

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