Upcoming Gila County Redistricting Sham


don evans 5 years, 9 months ago

Based on the new census and the Roundup article, time for a change in Gila County Political control. Sounds as if the easy fix would be to now let Northern Gila Co. have TWO of the existing Supervisor seats. They are scared to death in Globe/Miami/San Carlos of losing their long time political control over all county government entities and financial decision making. Time for a change. Already the political shenanigans have started by two supervisors trying to stack the deck by appointing South County only redistricting board members. And yes, they think most of us up here are really that stupid.


Dan Varnes 5 years, 9 months ago

Power is never relinquished with a fight.

It's time.


Pam Mason 5 years, 9 months ago

I found the following information:-

Notice of Public Meeting of the Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee.

"Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02 notice is hereby given to members of the Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee and to the general public, that the Committee will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on March 22, 2011, at the Star Valley Public Works facility, 5320 E. Hwy 260, Mile Post 257, Star Valley, AZ. Members of the Committee will attend the meeting in person or be present via inter-active television from the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 1400 E. Ash St. Globe, AZ. The meeting agenda is available on the Gila County website."

As you can see it is open to the public.


Jack Jasper 5 years, 8 months ago

It is now and always has been political BS to have Payson divided into three districts. It should be only ONE but the south won't allow it to be the way it should be.What can be done? Isn't it just about like the Gila college situation? The south rules!!


don evans 5 years, 8 months ago

Jack, You are right. But as of this new census the majority population now being confirmed in Northern Gila County, it will be hard for the South (Globe historical power center) to ignore it and Gerrymander the County political districts map in their favor ( 2 to 1 Supervisor historical Control). It will only occur if WE sit on our butt's and allow it to continue. Letters in the paper and emails to the existing supervisors demanding a change to the status quo will be necessary to keep it in peoples attention span and pressure on them how they address it. I hope the Roundup keeps articles going on the process with updates as to the current process status. Couldn't hurt for the new attorney general to monitor the situation.


Dan Haapala 5 years, 8 months ago

The next 3 months will probably be the most important 3 months in Gila County history. Nationally the 'TEA party' showed up to tell government enough is enough. Locally the people who believed in the 'TEA party' got off their duffs and went and protested on the side of the beeline right here in Payson. They turned the tide in the last Novembers election on a National level but it's time to do the same on our County level. In my opinion, We have been hoodwinked, go back over the records and see how many County elected positions have been unopposed. The incumbent retires, the assistant assumes the job then they run unopposed. It is also common for the retiring elected to select a replacement and support them in the election process. These strategies work because of the jerrymandering of the districts, and precincts that make it possible for the selected to survive. Has to end. Has to end NOW! Get involved in a group wanting to make change. Tea Party or not. By the way TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. Who can't agree with that.


Dan Varnes 5 years, 8 months ago

QUOTE: "Taxed Enough Already. Who can't agree with that?"

Democrat and Socialists. They don't think we're taxed enough.


don evans 5 years, 5 months ago

I told you so. The redistricting BS in the Roundup June 21 article parrots what I predicted. Threats that the Feds won't approve any NEW plan that doesn't protect the South's 2 to 1 majority. Screw the majority in the North, keep the status quo. Well screw the Obama justice dept. and their agenda. I think they will be gone next national election. Reverse discrimination class action suit is sounding better to me. Two district county Spv's as plaintiffs. Conspiracy to disenfranchise the voting rights of the majority. Time to get in their face.


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