Wednesday July 27, 2016
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Pat, I feel your pain having lost an amazing daughter last year. My heart aches for you and taking one day at a time is about all you can do right now. I extend to you a hug and offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Mr. Aal below is a link to Payson council meeting minutes from April 2016. Attendees gave their comments about the proposed Economic Development Plan. FYI if the plan is not posted on the town website you can request a copy under the Freedom of Information Act as the plan is now a matter of public record.
For starters kick out the political elite.
Pat see if this link works
UK voted to leave the EU. No doubt the EU will want to punish the UK as much as it can to warn any other country that may also want to hold a referendum about their own EU membership. It will be a tough couple of years of negotiations before the UK can finally cut the cord. In the meantime I came across the following comment in a UK newspaper The Telegraph.
"After a bruising nine-and-a-half week campaign, with a daily bombardment of doom from the heaviest guns the Remain camp could muster, the British people should have been curled in the fetal position in the dog basket. Or, at the very least, laying in supplies of canned pilchards for the war in Europe we would all unleash should we dare to put our X in the wrong box. Instead, in an act of considerable daring, we defied the orders of our betters and stood up for our country.
Watching the TV coverage unfold over seven surreal hours, I was struck by how many times the motives of Leave voters were assumed to be grubby and ignorant. In contrast, that is, to the shining idealism of the Remainers who, lest we forget, wanted to keep us in a failing, arrogant organization so opaque and controlling it makes Franz Kafka look like Peter Rabbit."
I hope Britain votes to leave the EU so they can regain their sovereignty. When they joined the Common Market it was vastly different to what it is today. A lot will have to be done to return power back to the British people. Example " the need to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act. The repeal of the 1972 Act will mean that all EU treaties will no longer form part of UK law and the European Court’s jurisdiction over the UK “will come to a permanent end”.
The leave numbers at least sound promising.
I do care but am disturbed by all the smoke and mirrors, lack of transparency and that the goal post is constantly moving. The number of projected students is much lower, yet the cost of Phase 1 will likely be more than $70 million. About the only thing that remains constant is that there is to be commercial development on the property, including a known conference center/resort and residential housing. The recent announcement was made by Mr. Gary Cordell who is on the Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, Vice President of the Mogollon Health Alliance and member of the Arizona Association of Realtors Legislative and Political Affairs Committee. Why is the information coming from realtors/developers and not from Mr. Kenny Evans?
In my humble opinion Developers/Realtors wield too much power as in a recent example. We just heard of a California developer attempting to build 7,000 homes in Sierra Vista. By working with two state representatives they were trying to eliminate the Groundwater Management Act of 1980. In this case Ducey vetoed the bill, to do otherwise would have put a river water supply to the area in jeopardy.
As far as I can tell public participation/conversation on the University plan is not encouraged. It is the Realtors along with Kenny Evans who seem to be in the driving seat. Others who understand financials much better than I posted about the recent articles, and they too appear not to favor the economics and question what the hidden cost is to the citizens of Payson.
Caution. If you receive a call that says "Private Caller" on the phone ID be aware that it could be another scam. Case in point earlier this morning a guy phoned and said "Grandpa I had an accident I am in jail" etc. Two hours later I get the same call only I told them in not very polite terms to go away and that I was reporting them. You can't of course because the Private Caller telephone number does not show up on ID. Obviously this is a SCAM to scare the heck out of senior citizens and have them wire money etc.
Pat, others have lodged complaints online about that number you referenced. I never donate to anyone that calls. Prefer to make my donations when I know for sure who actually benefits and I try to keep it local.
Next we will be banning TV commercials for workout equipment because men demonstrate the product and you know they don't have shirts on!
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