Alex Taft's mismanagement will cost Quartzsite about $235k. Quartzsite was awarded $235k in Community Development Block Grant monies, ("free money") last year, and promised the town a community center. They even orchestrated a public show of support for the project. But not surprisingly, Ms. Graft could not fulfill the grant requirements correctly. The Arizona Department of Commerce gave them notices and warnings that went unheeded. Now it seems Ms. Graft failed to show up to an informal meeting on the topic so a formal notice was issued and formal hearing set to terminate the award. When it gets to this point in the road there is no salvaging the situation.