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We clearly need Adam Hill for supervisor

San Luis Obispo

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After reading your interviews with Supervisor Adam Hill (“Regarding Adam,” April 19) and his opponent Ed Waage (“The challenger,” April 26), it’s clear we need to re-elect Adam Hill. The differences between the two couldn’t be more dramatic.

Adam is open and candid about his record. He tackled tough issues like pension reform to help close a $30 million gap in the budget. He co-chaired the first countywide Economic Development Project, which helped create hundreds of new jobs. And he’s been endorsed by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association for his commitment to public safety.

Ed Waage, on the other hand, does little more than lob cheap shots at his opponent and attack climate change studies. For example, Mr. Waage said: “CO2 itself may make the temperature rise one degree, which isn’t too bad.” Really? He even opposes the “Energy Wise” program for improving energy efficiency in local homes.

But the clincher for me was learning that Mr. Waage collects a pension from PG&E and worked at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, the same plant under review for re-licensing in the same district where Mr. Waage now wants to be supervisor! Can you say “fox in the hen house”?

Adam Hill has already urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete seismic studies off the coast before approving a new license for the Diablo Canyon plant. Thank you, Adam! When you consider what happened at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan last year, we need that kind of leadership and independence.

So if you care about the future of our county and the future of our planet, vote for Supervisor Adam Hill.

-- Alan Thomas - San Luis Obispo

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