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Letters: Gilbert’s great reputation being wiped away by elected officials

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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:36 pm | Updated: 11:23 am, Thu May 16, 2013.

At one time, the community of Gilbert had a great reputation. It had great schools and a proud economic future that led to Gilbert being one of the best communities to live in in the United States.

Due to a gradual change in of the elected officials in the town, that great reputation has been completely wiped away. It has become quite disgraceful because of the radical political agendas of some on the City Council and the Gilbert Schools Governing Board. The town of Gilbert no longer has a promising future as it once had. With the City Council having radical members voting down things like a promising solar project, having issues with liquor licenses, and now threatening to refuse federal grants of $750,000 for a senior center and the needy, has partly led to a community up in arms about the radical agendas of these council members.

On the Gilbert school board, since the override was voted down, the property taxes from the state will total $5.5 million and the three radicals on this board are considering considering “Option C” which would, in, essence walk away from the $5.5 million for our schools. This was preceded by the board severing the ties between the Gilbert teachers and the Gilbert Education Association; basically wiping away the teachers voices.

These shameful acts of radical politics are disgracefully ruining the good reputation Gilbert once had. It is time that our elected leaders work on getting that good reputation back.

John Chiazza


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