Speaking of ponzi scheme, while the "special" meeting for a discussion only session was just a first step toward replacing seasonal residents with more permanent ones, in typical Quartzsite fashion it was barely posted 24 hours in advance (in accordance with AZ open meetings law).
Huntley reportedly told those attending that he had talked to representatives from the project last week, but for some mysterious reason the item was NOT placed on Tuesday nights meeting agenda.
Who stands to benefit if the prison is built? Mostly the consortium (yes mayor, it's a big word - have someone look it up for you...) of investors and bond holders under the Corplan umbrella.
Potentially, local real estate mogul Barbara Cowell, (the sitting councilwoman who has been recently recalled) might get a juicy commission from the land transfer. Cowell told Parkey "we were going to annex up to Gold Nugget Rd." in reference to the future BLM land AUCTION.
How much land? "We would like to have 300 acres." was the response from James Parkey , owner of Texas based Corplan. And let's not forget that Corplan threw out a thoretical million dollar bone for improvements to the waste water treatment plant that had Alex Taft and the council salivating so eagerly they probably didn't notice Corplan President James Parkey mention that they were perfectly capable of building their own on site plant as an alternative...
But once again, our current leadership has proven incapable of running a simple internet search...
Why I hate Corplan
Behind Montana Jail Fiasco: How Private Prison Developers Prey On Desperate Towns http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/10/behind_hardin_jail_fiasco_private_prison_salesmen_prey_on_desperate_towns.php#more
Banking on private prisons in the fleecing of small-town America
CSC Rap Sheet
Prison Companies Profit and Public Debt Grows
Sparks Fly Over Private vs Public Prisons
More on Texas-based prison developer Corplan in Arizona
Time after time, our current council continues to give good cause for replacing them - they are not competent to manage THE PEOPLE"S MONEY!