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Quartzsite, AZ

Election Poll, Sept 2011 - Quartzsite, AZ

An educated and fair person  (Sep 18, 2011 | post #1)

Quartzsite, AZ

quartzsite booming?????

Sad, since you lived here 'in the past' possibly you havbe not seen the rates dropping. I will admit, though, that there are properties along Main Street that have not come down. Those aren't the problems of the town or its politics. It is the problem of old founding families (and others) who still own parcels along Main and still think they are going to make a killing on their land. The only issue with that is no one will actually buy it. The prices are inflated and buyers deal witrh reality not dreams. Unfortunately, those land parcels stay vacant and make that part of Main look old and worn out. Someday, or as the older owners pass away, those prices will come in step with the rest of Town which is appropriate. You can notice other areas where these prices have come down to reality and people have bought, spruced up the older buildings or built new. Businesses are coming in and settling down. It's great to see. Our town's main arteries today are being spruced up by ADOT as well. Our granite "Welcome to Quartzsite" monuments are being put in place at the four-corners of town. Townspeople are happy, safe, and are waiting for the snowbirds and visitors with open arms. Things are good.  (Sep 14, 2011 | post #17)

Quartzsite, AZ

Recall election removes Quartzsite, Ariz., mayor

Terry Roby, it is clear you are not from here, or have been a visitor. Spewing venom and only listening to the naysayers (meaning one-side) without any real inspection or research of both sides makes you purely non-essential in your written words. Without real knowledge of the real facts and situations of who asked for what information, was the information given as by law, and lastly, are the staged/viral personal agendas even germane? You can't even know what is really going on here. The 'majority' of the people voted in Jose Lizarraga recently and the other council members prior. We live here, we know the people and we voted in who best suits our town. Foster slipped in with shoddy registration tactics and was proven by the voters to be ousted as soon as possible. The Town has spoken. And, yes, Mr. Hollien, we all do hope this is a fresh start and good for the Town. We are all hopeful. Along with the new Town Attorney who is fairly and clearly giving explanations to the public at and about the Town Council Meetings, things already look and feel good. It is actually pleasant now seeing happy faces and hearing positive comments about these meetings.  (Sep 14, 2011 | post #4)

Quartzsite, AZ

Recall election removes Quartzsite, Ariz., mayor

Congratulations, Mr. Jose Lizarraga! It is time for our Town Council to be run professionally and with the "heart" of having a better and growing Quartzsite. With his 2+ years on the Council as a Councilperson, Jose has shown his fairness, his discernment, his research and, therefore, sound judgement. Thank you townspeople for voting for and with the truth! Again, the townspeople have spoken!  (Sep 3, 2011 | post #1)

Quartzsite, AZ

Foster recalled, firefighter Jose Lizarraga wins Quartzsi...

Congratulations, Mr. Jose Lizarraga! It is time for our Town Council to be run professionally and with the "heart" of having a better and growing Quartzsite. With his 2+ years on the Council as a Councilperson, Jose has shown his fairness, his discernment, his research and, therefore, sound judgement. Thank you townspeople for voting for and with the truth! Again, the townspeople have spoken!  (Sep 1, 2011 | post #1)

Quartzsite, AZ

VIDEO: Another board meeting leads to arrests in Arizona ...

Interesting how one over-reacts to simple words. Watch the video, certain people were put in place to help Roth in this, plus a camera right when all happened. A petite lady, maybe 4'10" bumped into Roth, she attacked? C'mon, no one can believe that. I was there as many others were, it didn't happen. And, assaulted? C'mon. A man, a former Mayor, approached him as he has in the past at other meetings to stop Roth from going crazy (again). The former Mayor doesn't pick sides, but tried to keep from Roth getting arrested. But, hey, Roth 'wanted' to get arrested to make a point, he already knew the County Attorney would dismiss it, like the last 2. The records are open to the public, just do a bit of research, it's all there.  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #18)

Quartzsite, AZ

'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

How would you personally and honestly feel if you were wrongly arrested AND they, the police officers, would gang up not allow you any due process? How would you feel then? I surely would like to know that the Constitution and other laws were there for my protection and for my rights.  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #4)

Quartzsite, AZ

'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

Sometimes things happen as in "scare tactics". The opposition and all of their 'viral' activists (who really do not know what is going on here, just love to jump in on a party and create havoc) had been writing death threats and other venomous emails to the COuncil and other Town employees. Did they over react? Who knows. But they did have a meeting to declare and emergency. Did they follow every correct rule of meetings law? That will be decided. But if they did, that is what is called a 'hand slap' for not following meeting procedure. Jennifer (Jade) M Tasker Harris Jones was not following meeting procedures either when she got arrested after resisting arrest. Funny, she followed protocol the meeting before and the meeting after...surely that meeting appears as a staged event to actually 'get' arrested so they could add flame to the fire. This was a "business " meeting, not a Town Hall Meeting for the public! Today, weeks later, most things have died out. Of course the opposition is still trying to fan the flames by having other interviews still "spewing " and outside dissidents who believe the rubbish generated here are trying to get gatherings together here at the end of the month...well, all I can say is welcome! The more publicity brings more sales tax income for the town, we welcome the help. The police were belly-aching over a few promotions that they could not get. There was another case a little over a year ago created by a recalled councilperson, Bill Moore, a policeman, and the barely elected Mayor Foster who were caught with fraudulent paperwork trying to wrongly charge the Chief that time as well as this last one. Ironically, same type of complaints, using hearsay, personal complaints going back several years, so on and so on. He was exonerated then as well as last month. The police were placed 'on leave' while their many hearsay complaints and more were investigated along with whatever else is in their personnel jackets to determine "cause" for termination. Their worst scenario was brining in their belly-aching to policitical forums, Town's business meetings WHILE an investigation was going on. Even they would not allow "due process"...  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #3)

Quartzsite, AZ

Attorney General Finds Reasonable Cause Believes Open Mee...

Sometimes things happen as in "scare tactics". The opposition and all of their 'viral' activists (who really do not know what is going on here, just love to jump in on a party and create havoc) had been writing death threats and other venomous emails to the COuncil and other Town employees. Did they over react? Who knows. But they did have a meeting to declare and emergency. Did they follow every correct rule of meetings law? That will be decided. But if they did, that is what is called a 'hand slap' for not following meeting procedure. Jennifer (Jade) M Tasker Harris Jones was not following meeting procedures either when she got arrested after resisting arrest. Funny, she followed protocol the meeting before and the meeting after...surely that meeting appears as a staged event to actually 'get' arrested so they could add flame to the fire. Today, weeks later, most things have died out. Of course the opposition is still trying to fan the flames by having other interviews still "spewing " and outside dissidents who believe the rubbish generated here are trying to get gatherings together here at the end of the month...well, all I can say is welcome! The more publicity brings more sales tax income for the town, we welcome the help. The Mayor's Recall Election is Aug. 30, 2011 something we all are looking forward to. We have the number 1 candidate who will win in this election, Jose Lizarraga, who is a Captain with the Fire Department and who is simply FOR Quartzsite and has no politics in sight. EVerything that comes before him as a former Councilperson, he researches and votes on its own merrit for the sake of the Town, period. The other two candidates? Well, one is the Mayor Foster who is the one being recalled mainly for not working FOR the Town instead trying to destroy the town and the vendors, visitors, and townspeople. He has voted everything down for improving the town and it was grant money that paid for it! He has tried to make sure that anyone who wants to come here, espec. this winter, do not come...he certainly had not been giving good publicity for this town. The last candidate is Jennifer (Jade) Tasker Harris Jones who is IN Foster's camp, yet running right against him! She is the candidate who says she is below poverty level (and we are sorry for that, we have the Food Bank where she visits often, Salvation Army and many others services besides groups to help her), but she has a pet grooming and boarding business for many years and claims to be celebrated as a great one with many repeat customers. If that is true after all of these years...why poverty level? She started a paper last December...how, with what money? Today she has no vendor permits, no business license. On her paper, she sells ads, but no reported income. But, she is actually running AGAINST the Mayor!  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #2)

Quartzsite, AZ

'Emergency' declared in AZ town over allegations - AP

Well, "ill think myself mz luk", I am not Mr or Mrs Huntley. But, thank you for the compliment.  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #16)

Quartzsite, AZ

politics in quartzsite

Sometimes things happen as in "scare tactics". The opposition and all of their 'viral' activists (who really do not know what is going on here, just love to jump in on a party and create havoc) had been writing death threats and other venomous emails to the COuncil and other Town employees. Did they over react? Who knows. But they did have a meeting to declare and emergency. Did they follow every correct rule of meetings law? That will be decided. But if they did, that is what is called a 'hand slap' for not following meeting procedure. Jennifer (Jade) M Tasker Harris Jones was not following meeting procedures either when she got arrested after resisting arrest. Funny, she followed protocol the meeting before and the meeting after...surely that meeting appears as a staged event to actually 'get' arrested so they could add flame to the fire. Today, weeks later, most things have died out. Of course the opposition is still trying to fan the flames by having other interviews still "spewing " and outside dissidents who believe the rubbish generated here are trying to get gatherings together here at the end of the month...well, all I can say is welcome! The more publicity brings more sales tax income for the town, we welcome the help. The Mayor's Recall Election is Aug. 30, 2011 something we all are looking forward to. We have the number 1 candidate who will win in this election, Jose Lizarraga, who is a Captain with the Fire Department and who is simply FOR Quartzsite and has no politics in sight. EVerything that comes before him as a former Councilperson, he researches and votes on its own merrit for the sake of the Town, period. The other two candidates? Well, one is the Mayor Foster who is the one being recalled mainly for not working FOR the Town instead trying to destroy the town and the vendors, visitors, and townspeople. He has voted everything down for improving the town and it was grant money that paid for it! He has tried to make sure that anyone who wants to come here, espec. this winter, do not come...he certainly had not been giving good publicity for this town. The last candidate is Jennifer (Jade) Tasker Harris Jones who is IN Foster's camp, yet running right against him! She is the candidate who says she is below poverty level (and we are sorry for that, we have the Food Bank where she visits often, Salvation Army and many others services besides groups to help her), but she has a pet grooming and boarding business for many years and claims to be celebrated as a great one with many repeat customers. If that is true after all of these years...why poverty level? She started a paper last December...how, with what money? Today she has no vendor permits, no business license. On her paper, she sells ads, but no reported income. But, she is running against the Mayor!  (Aug 5, 2011 | post #74)

Quartzsite, AZ

'Emergency' declared in AZ town over allegations - AP

I keep hearing about this, but I hate to tell you the AZ tax is already in place and actually it has a "cut"... go read it for yourself.  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #12)

Quartzsite, AZ

'Emergency' declared in AZ town over allegations - AP

Rhonda, your info is a bit mixed-up. There was a recall election on the Council just a short while back and the anti-Quartzsite dissidents ran against them, who won? The entire Council RETAINED their seats, I would say the Townspeople of Quartzsite has spoken! And, I should have said the entire Council minus the Mayor...the Mayor's Recall is coming next month August 30, 2011!  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #10)

Quartzsite, AZ

VIDEO: Another board meeting leads to arrests in Arizona ...

If you followed better, you would see that every "disturbing the peace" and "resisting arrest" have been dismissed on Roth, you wonder why every one of them has been dismissed? More importantly, why was the one prior dismissed just before this last outrageous riot-like atmosphere? Sounds like Roth already knew it was going to be dismissed so nothing showed on his record that evening and he could get arrested again, knowing he would be dismissed "as usual"....int eresting...makes for a 'staged' event, don't you think?  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #15)

Quartzsite, AZ

Allegations of corruption, fraud, tears town government a...

Some by now have read in the independent investigation of Jackson Lewis LLC is (their quote from the investigation, verbatum, specifically the 'Legal Analysis and Recommendations', which starts on page 52 of that report and inserted here): "Based on the totality of circumstances, there is clearly reason to question the motives behind several of the allegations that have been asserted. Indeed, it appears that some of the witnesses were untruthful in interviews and fabricated information in an effort to bolster claims alleged in the Anonymous Letter. Furthermore, when asked for specific examples of conduct that witnesses believe support their allegations, many of the incidents about which they complained occurred as many as five years ago. Moreover, the majority of witnesses could not even point to conduct they personally observed, but rather attempted to provide information obtained through rumors or hearsay. As such, the evidence suggests that many of the witnesses discussed their allegations with each other prior to or during the investigation, even though they were directed not to do so." As it appears, several witnesses had complaints up to 5 years ago. If really against policies and procedures, why weren't they brought forward at the time? And, the majority of witnesses used hearsay, rumors, and "he said, she said". The last sentence is really disturbing: ..."As such, the evidence suggests that many of the witnesses discussed their allegations with each other prior to or during the investigation, even though they were directed not to do so." We all remember then-citizen Foster and recalled Bill Moore went to DPS charging Chief with criminal acts in June of 2010. Remember? Chief Gilbert was cleared of ALL charges and in fact, Foster and Moore were caught falsifying documents, a few police officers were included in that report as well. The entire Report is in the Library and with NO redactions. DPS is not happy having to deal with all of this belly-aching either. Yes, there is also another DPS investigation going on right now concerning the Chief and NCIC database. The results should be back in a few weeks. If the reported gang of 10 (9 police officers and 1 clerk) have NOT followed policies and procedures, they are getting their 'due process' in getting interviews and investigations in their possible MISconduct. If found guilty, termination is a great possibility. I believe the Clerk has already been relieved of her duties. Let 'due process' continue.  (Jul 24, 2011 | post #5)