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Letter: Gilbert council taking backward steps

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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:12 pm | Updated: 8:52 am, Tue Aug 14, 2012.

Last week in Gilbert Town Council meeting, the town of Gilbert got a great example of what happens when we have a tea party-dominated council. The Solar Sleeve Project on the city’s light poles came up for a vote. This was a proven successful project and was given a green light by Mayor Lewis and two other council members, Ben Cooper and John Sentz.

This progressive step to have Gilbert save a quarter of million dollars over 15 years was stopped in its tracks by council members Daniels, Petersen, Cook and Ray. They denied the town of Gilbert moving forward in proven solar technology the city has been pursuing for years.

This is a prime example of what the future of Gilbert may look like with these types of votes coming from these people. They obviously do not want to move the town forward into the 21st century like most of our neighboring cities. It is real shame when one of the council members called solar a “failed technology.”

It is up to the majority of the Gilbert citizens to stand up to these people and express their displeasure with the backward direction they want to take the town of Gilbert.

John Chiazza


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