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A SLO County Planning Commissioner will not be named Citizen of the Year following controversial Facebook posts

Posted at 11:22 PM, Jan 02, 2020

San Luis Obispo Planning Commissioner Jim Harrison will not be honored with Nipomo's Citizen of the Year award.

This comes after the 4th District Planning Commissioner posted, and later removed some politically-charged posts from his Facebook page.

At a meeting on Thursday, the board members with the South County Chamber of Commerce were considering revoking Jim Harrison's award.

According to a chamber board member, before a decision could be made, Harrison sent a letter to the group declining the award.

After receiving the letter, the board unanimously accepted Harrison's resignation of the award.

The posts were made last Friday. One of them was a meme depicting U.S. House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a Nazi uniform, the other an image that depicts a donkey with a swastika.

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