I have been a full-time resident of Payson for almost 20 years. I observed firsthand the obvious disparity in allocated resources, supplies, and county infrastructure improvements. Dog bone projects are thrown to northern Gila County taxpayers to facilitate the status quo and keep us silent.
The gerrymandering of our election districts designed by the political elite of Globe, has maintained this stranglehold for too long.
The new federal census has been released. The clear majority of the population resides in northern Gila County and has for some time.
Solution, two county supervisor seats for northern Gila County, one for the south south. Or, as some are discussing now, a serious effort to split the county if no timely political correction is made. Enough is enough.