About 35 protesters stood in front of Arroyo Grande City Hall on East Branch Street before a City Council meeting. The signs supported write-in mayoral candidate Jim Hill and voiced concern from the Arroyo Grande Police Officers' Association. The men in orange are from the carpenters' union. The "Free Otis" sign refers to a resident who got into a shouting match with the mayor and was escorted out of the last meeting. The Sheriff's Office was asked to provide mutual aid to avoid the appearance of bias.

Tribune photo by David Middlecamp
About 35 protesters stood in front of Arroyo Grande City Hall on East Branch Street before a City Council meeting. The signs supported write-in mayoral candidate Jim Hill and voiced concern from the Arroyo Grande Police Officers' Association. The men in orange are from the carpenters' union. The "Free Otis" sign refers to a resident who got into a shouting match with the mayor and was escorted out of the last meeting. The Sheriff's Office was asked to provide mutual aid to avoid the appearance of bias. Tribune photo by David Middlecamp
About 35 protesters stood in front of Arroyo Grande City Hall on East Branch Street before a City Council meeting. The signs supported write-in mayoral candidate Jim Hill and voiced concern from the Arroyo Grande Police Officers' Association. The men in orange are from the carpenters' union. The "Free Otis" sign refers to a resident who got into a shouting match with the mayor and was escorted out of the last meeting. The Sheriff's Office was asked to provide mutual aid to avoid the appearance of bias. Tribune photo by David Middlecamp

Arroyo Grande council faces critics, boosters in ongoing flap

October 14, 2014 8:43 PM