It's official! In an clear statement of disapproval by the voters,
THE QUARTZSITE TOWN COUNCIL HAS BEEN TOTALLY RECALLED!
(And so quickly too!)
That's right dedicated readers, the petitions were recorded today and joining Babs and Machine Gun Joe will be Anderson, Kelley, Lukkasson and even Lizzarraga, the only Councilperson to receive enough votes to avoid last spring's run off.
The record breaking voter turn out in the Mayoral election meant that an unprecedented number of signatures was necessary (152), but that amount was easily exceeded by a third more than the required minimum for all four recently elected officials. An amazing feat for a summer "ghost town"
Citizen outrage is at an all time high after the treasonous conduct of recently elected members of the Quartzsite Common Council and the malicious persecution of popular "People's Mayor" Ed Foster.
Let's compare May 18th votes to the verified number of recall signatures. With 1234 Registered Voters and 669 Cards Cast (54.21%)
Patricia Anderson 317 votes, versus 217 recall signatures
Robert Kelley 316 votes, versus 209 recall signatures
Jerry Lukkason 322 votes versus - 211 recall signatures
and Jose Lizzarraga received 273 votes in the March 9th primary with:
Registered Voters 1346 - Cards Cast 506 (37.59%)
211 recall signatures were easily obtained.
Hey Joe, it's not about "sedition"...it's about accountability. You guys have been pursuing personal agendas instead of doing the PEOPLE'S business! You guys talk about "the Town" as the entity that needs protecting...but the PEOPLE are the Town and clearly, they need protection from corrupt public officials. YOU are the reason that recalls are a power vested in the PEOPLE. (So are initiatives and referendums.) A few thousand dollars spent on a recall is a cheap lesson in civics, compared to a hundred and eighty thousand for Pam Walsma to protect you from the PEOPLE you were elected to serve. There's an old political adage that goes: "Pay me now with your vote - or pay me later with your seat!"
Why do I have gleeful visions of the Von Trapp Family Singers?
What is "Goodbye" ? I'll take epitaphs for a thousand, Alex...