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I cannot support someone who constantly portrays themselves as an advocate for Public Safety when they used scare tactics to try and pass a tax. Threatening to fire police and fire personnel, thereby putting residents at risk was wrong and negates the role of advocate.Feb 6, 2011
I am getting really tired of smart.....s jumping on Arizona. How about they pick on Rhode Island for a change? They have an immigration law too!
As for the UN - How about they stay out of our business, concentrate on helping Mexicans in Mexico and have their diplomats pay all those overdue parking tickets!Aug 28, 2010
Same ol' Same ol' - At first I was upset that the same names keep coming back again and again and I was determined to Not vote for anyone I recognized!
But then it occurred to me that the Vote was what this is all about. Just because the same folk keep coming back does NOT mean you have to vote for them.
Take a close look, remember their records and attitude toward the voter and consider all the issues.
In the morning, its Primary Day - Exercise that precious right to Vote. PLEASEAug 23, 2010
Mom and Dad need to get out their wallets - not the Gilbert taxpayers! And those involved should don orange jumpsuits and serve time cleaning the school and the surrounding streets.
Then the parents should attend parenting classes while their little darlings serve meals at a shelter. (Perhaps they will realize how lucky they have it and the parents will learn how to say no)
The lesser the punishment the more likely some other kid with less brains than road kill will try it.Jul 10, 2010
Half the idiots protesting haven't bothered to read the law - just want to get on the bandwagon or garner votes from the Mexican population.
Why isn't anyone protesting Rhode Island or suing that state?
Why aren't the people in Mexico holding their own revolution in their own country.
Arizona is doing what it can to protect its citizens while Obama sits on his liberal backside.
There are enough dead bodies in Mexico, Arizona and in the desert!Jul 10, 2010
Does this woman realize she has an ambulance chaser for her lawyer. ? "Settle"? I hope nobody even considers settling. The police should sue his estate for putting them and the public in a hazardous chase that could have injured innocent people.Jul 4, 2010
Once again the town's employees are stepping up to the plate. They continue to think of all of us, not just themselves. Thank you Gilbert Employees - Again!![beam]Jul 2, 2010
Well Duh! The Council hold the lion's share of blame for the failure of the tax. First, they used scare tactics (wrong). Secondly, they said public safety would suffer (most families know to put safety first). Thirdly, they got greedy and wanted a permanent tax (they were advised more than once to keep a sunset clause - may be why the state tax passed) and finally, they didn't think the citizens were open and intelligent enough to accept an honest approach.
The employees - including the fire and police are and have been doing a super job. They have been asked and told and challenged to find funds - and they did (this is council's job, I thought) So I am exceedingly happy that the 3% is not going to happen. A positive move!!!
Jun 17, 2010
Mr. Cooper will hopefully be strong and honest in his approach to Gilbert's problems. He seemed rather nebulous in his interview answers.
Let us wish him well. Give him an opportunity to focus and collect his ideas.
Let us also continue the scrutiny of the council.May 23, 2010
You and your staff should be congratulated. You've done a pretty good job so far and it is soooooo good to have an alternative view. I really appreciate that!
I hope you will keep a follow up going on the various news pieces. Some people have short memories while others blow a lot of hot air and smoke. I urge you to keep their feet to the fire and get out the information to the public.
A tiny suggestion. There are a lot of new residents here. If you are giving a location - like the Dog Park add the Cross Streets. And put the Exact date of an event. Not just Saturday, but Saturday the 22nd for instance. We don't like to guess.
Thanks again for being there in my driveway - Keep it up!May 23, 2010