San Luis Obispo Supervisor-Elect discusses her take on key issues

Dec 10, 2014

The Oceano/Nipomo Dunes and Phillips 66 refinery as seen from Highway 1. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor-Elect for District 4, Lynn Compton, will be addressing air quality issues related to these locations early in her term.
Credit Randol White/KCBX

KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with San Luis Obispo County’s new 4th District Supervisor, Lynn Compton (R-Nipomo), about her visions and plans for her tenure.

Top issues for the politician include a new rail spur to the Phillips 66 refinery, air particulate matter generated by the Oceano/Nipomo Dunes, groundwater management, and Huasna Valley oil exploration.

Compton is a longtime resident of Nipomo and beat incumbent Supervisor Caryn Ray (D-Arroyo Grande) in the November Mid-Term Election.

While the county supervisor position is technically a non-partisan position, the political party affiliations and leanings of all currently seated supervisors is well known. Compton's victory moves the board back to a conservative 3-to-2 majority.

Ray was appointed to the seat in 2013 by Governor Jerry Brown following the death of Supervisor Paul Teixeira.

District 4 includes Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Nipomo, and the Huasna Valley.