Florence Mayor Calls 80,000 San Tan Valley Residents “Bad People”
After reading this post, please take a minute and take the poll at the bottom. Please vote only once.
Thats what the Mayor of Florence referred to the residents of San Tan Valley as. 80,000 bad people. And that was AFTER she and six other council members voted for a resolution that would deny San Tan Valley the chance to vote for incorporation.
Say what you will about incorporation. Being denied the right to vote on it by government is draconian at best. One can appreciate the 13 original colonies and their trans-atlantic fight for freedom and independence.
Government is supposed to be the protector of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Government is supposed to protect the right to self determination.
The governments of Florence, Apache Junction and Coolidge have all come out against our community to incorporate; they have taken away our constitutional right to self determination and the pursuit of happiness by hiding behind opressive laws which take away personal liberty.
For those that have not read this post yet, anything in red is an update; the gray color type is all original. The reason for the update and not a new post is that I’d like to keep the original video link but with a new link to the Florence Town Council response to what the Mayor said on channel 15 news. Just trying to be fair and balanced.
San Tan Heights Community Watch does not take a stance on the incorporation issue, we are not in that business. But we will stand up and say that it is deplorable for a government which was voted in to wipe out any chance for us to vote for or against self determination.
This is the press release from the Florence Town Council after they got what I’m sure was a tremendous amount of phone calls and emails from the good people of San Tan Valley. The Press Release
After reading the press release above, it’s all up to interpretation. Can we work with our surrounding municipalities? Yes. Can they work with us while not making land grabs from our area? We shall see.
Please take the poll below. Lets let the officials which govern these cities and towns know how we feel about not even getting to get the chance to vote on our own destiny.
Since opening up this poll to Newszap in a post, the I don’t care category jumped significantly. I’m pretty sure the jump is false as there were only four views of the post on Newszap and 54 hits from the Newszap referring address for this post. The votes jumped by 41 in less than an hour. Before the Newszap post this category had only one vote.
July 20 update: So if you take out those 41 false (I believe) votes the actual votes would be 71. Based on that the percentages change.
- I DON’T CARE with 5 votes or 7%
- I’M A LITTLE UPSET still at 0 votes
- MAD with 17 votes or 24%
- EXTREMELY MAD with 49 votes or 69%