I attended Paul Teixeira’s Town Hall Meeting at Nipomo High School, making me one of the total of 17 (including Teixeira and his handler) in attendance. Teixeira showed his lack of knowledge of county government many times in his responses. I heard him state he thinks department heads of county government should have term limits, even though they don’t have terms like elected officials.
I heard him go on to say we could keep some department heads despite “term limits” of four to eight years, if they were doing a good job. Teixeira doesn’t seem to understand the county charter or the rules for county employees. The position of County Supervisor does not come with training wheels. Simply stated, though he may be a nice guy, he lacks the experience and understanding of state and county laws it takes to effectively govern SLO County. Not only can we do better, we must.