In the last 16 months, Mayor Tom Morrissey and Vice Mayor Janell Sterner have created a $3 million deficit.
With the COVID-19 economic impact coming, we have no town reserves to continue town services as we know it.
They just signed a contract for outside the area legal counsel for $240,000 (plus costs) that will effectively double our town’s legal costs.
They both voted YES to raise our taxes because they mishandled our town finances.
Town meetings are disorganized and an embarrassment. There is a lack of transparency, public comment is discouraged and a predetermined lockstep vote on bad decisions prevails.
They have savagely attacked our largest charity that just rescued our food bank.
They illegally tried to dismantle a good company and remove its legally appointed board members.
They attacked the dual-credit scholarship program children depend on.
They cost the town thousands in legal fees.
They demonized the residents of whole communities here and divided this town for no reason.
The town boards and commissions are packed with no-growth cronies.
We have no town manager. We have no town attorney.
Our town staff is under attack. They planned to fire our town magistrate.
They have ignored the needs of our first responders.
Poor planning and bad spending decisions have left Payson broke and dysfunctional. Too many unfulfilled promises. Too many secrets. Too many bad decisions.
Wake up Payson, we can’t afford to leave them in office.
They and known supporters David Golembewski and Deborah Rose Ellis want to run for election to perpetuate this ruinous cycle?
Not with my vote.
Jeff Robbins, Payson