It is a shame that Mayor Hill chose a shallow rationale and false premises for his statement to announce his decision to leave the Republican Party. Peter Hill never really was a Republican and never believed in Republican values – he states as such in his passionate defense of Tax increases. While he re-registered at about the same time as Jim Holmes to the Republican Party, like Holmes, he has never supported basic Republican principles of lower taxes and smaller local government.
His legacy from his years on the Rocklin City Council are property taxes, fees, and city services whose costs have all soared well beyond that of inflation.
It is sad that 27 years of service to his community is now marred by a personal vendetta illustrated by his e-mailed temper tantrum.