You should be receiving your ballots for Goodyear city council and mayor this week.
Please be sure to vote.
I suggest you vote for Brannon Hampton for city council.
I suggest you don’t vote for any of the other city council candidates. Instead, WRITE IN two other names.
I explain why below.
For mayor, do the same thing. WRITE IN anyone’s name besides GEOrgia Lord’s.
Here is why.
- None of them except Brannon Hampton would answer any questions I sent them (even my current elected public officials Wally “the dog ate my homework” Campbell, GEOrgia Lord, and Joe Pizzilo) but they did answer some softball questions from the Arizona Republic. Here are their answers to the Arizona Republic; Candidates Answer Questions
Even those answers are telling. Spend, Spend, Spend.
Wally says, “council is optimistic that continually rising revenues will result in additional monies in the 2014 budget”. Can you believe that? Not, let’s have less government, or let’s lower taxes, or let’s figure out ways to bring companies to Goodyear without bribing them.
Sharolyn Hohman says, “the city will need to spend money on infrastructure, equipment, and human collateral”. You can see where her priorities are. Haven’t we spent enough already? Don’t city employees already make much more than the average Goodyear taxpayer? (yes they do) and have better benefits to boot?
Joe Pizzillo, after naming a whole litany of items from roads to parks, says, “I would expect budget requests for these items”.
Carl Weber (former GY police volunteer) says, “our city must offer a competitive employment package, particularly to our public safety team”. Giving raises of 60% plus to former colleagues of the new police chief weren’t enough, eh, Carl?
- Two of the others will get elected, and so will GEOrgia, but at least you can say you voted but did not contribute to the city’s further demise. You also get to send a message to them.
- And who knows, maybe some private citizen besides me will decide it is worth spending some of their own time trying to take back local government from city employees, union pacs, developers, and egomaniac incompetents bent on doing, doing, doing, and run for council next time on a platform of LIMITED GOVERNMENT.
Filed under: 2013 Election