Politics & Government

Arroyo Grande police union endorses Jim Hill for mayor

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The Arroyo Grande Police Officers’ Association has endorsed Arroyo Grande mayoral contender Jim Hill, the candidate announced in a news release Tuesday.

Hill is running as a write-in candidate against incumbent Mayor Tony Ferrara, who has served on the Arroyo Grande City Council since 1998 and is running for another two-year term.

Hill, who moved to Arroyo Grande about three years ago, qualified Sept. 26 as a write-in candidate. He has lived in San Luis Obispo County since 1981 and was twice elected to the Oceano Community Services District board.

Hill became interested in running after he was approached by some residents upset over the city’s handling of a July 3 incident at City Hall involving two employees including City Manager Steve Adams.

The incident resulted in a unanimous vote of no confidence in Adams and Ferrara by the Police Officers’ Association.

In the news release, Hill said, “Arroyo Grande is justly very proud of our Police Department. As mayor, I will work hard to heal the city’s fractured relationship with those who protect and serve it.”

More information about Hill is available at http://writeinjimhillmayor.com.