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Right-wing politicians working for oil


I was horrified to read that the right-wing majority on the SLO County Board of Supervisors failed to pass a resolution against drilling off our beautiful Central Coast. As other communities and counties batten down the hatches for this assault on their shores, the unmistakable message our board is sending is: "Hey, oil companies! Looking for a weak spot in the armor? San Luis Obispo is it!"

There can be nothing else behind it but an effort by Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold, and John Peschong to turn on the taps on oil company money to further their political ambitions.

If we let these corporate raiders keep hold of San Luis Obispo, they will turn it into Los Angeles. We must vote for Jimmy Paulding to replace Compton, and replace the other ones with genuine public servants as soon as possible.

Sean R. Shealy

San Luis Obispo

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