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21. Come and Meet Emilena Turley - Candidate for Queen Creek Town Council

You are invited to a Meet and Greet for Emilena Turley this Thursday, April 3, at 7:00pm at the home of Rusdon and Emily Ray. Bring the kids. Treats will be provided.   The address is 19520 E. Aster Dr., Queen Creek.   Emilena is running for Queen Creek Town Council.    

Here is Emilena with conservative Rock Star Arizona Rep. Steve Montenegro (LD13).  Emilena recently received his endorsement!

As stated by Rusdon Ray, "Many may say why waste energy on the local level when it's the federal and state level that really matter. Well actually, the opposite is true. It's the local level that really matters even more so than the state or the federal. We recently just had an eye opener in Queen Creek.

"We thought we had strong local leadership,and we assumed our local representatives would stand strong against over-the-top federal control when it mattered. We were very disappointed to find out that 5 out of the 7 council members in Queen Creek stood with the feds when it came to adopting the largest increase in regulation on our private property in the history of Queen Creek, even using the irrational argument that "they were not elected to stand against the man!" meaning the federal government. Unbelievable.

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22. Gilbert One of few Valley Cities on Solid Financial Ground

Did you read this latest article?  You can thank a fiscally responsible Gilbert Town Council for keeping Gilbert one of the most attractive and financially sound places to live in Arizona.  Thanks to strong Gilbert families, it is also one of the saintliest and safest towns in America!  

Two Town Council members are up for re-election:  Victor Petersen and Eddie Cook.  Please support both of these fine gentlemen. 

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Tags: Victor Petersen, American Values, Town Council
23. Please Help Victor Petersen Gather Signatures - Thursday, April 3

Please join Barbara Yates and Victor Petersen to gather signatures and hear some great music at the Concert in the Park this Thursday, April 3, starting at 6 pm.  Meet just East of the Amphitheater across the bridge.  Petitions will be all ready to go.  Come by even if you can only help for a short time.  Please do your part to keep great people in office.  

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Tags: Victor Petersen, Town Council
24. Is Gilbert Really Serious about BMX?

by Mike Webb
Gilbert Resident

In case you haven’t heard Gilbert has been planning a public/private deal with USA BMX to build an Olympic size bike track right in the middle of south Gilbert. The track, BMX offices, and museum will be built just South of Germann Road, on the West side of Greenfield in the now empty former farm land that was part of the infamous Zinke Dairy land purchase from a few short years ago. The BMX facility would be northeast of the soccer fields already in this area. The facility being discussed will have seating for four thousand people with an expected attendance of up to eight thousand people several times a year when regional and national events are held. This deal with BMX will also include a public freestyle bike park and twenty acres of gravel overflow parking in addition to parking at the BMX track itself.

As far as I can tell, I was the first Gilbert citizen (that is not associated with any special interest groups) to find out any details regarding the facility. This was on March 7, when I met town employees Dan Henderson and M. Scott Powell from the Office of Economic Development, along with John David, COO of USA BMX. It was also at this meeting that I learned that the first open public meeting was scheduled just four days later on March 11 and that the project was scheduled to be voted on by the Town Council on March 27, just 20 days after I found out about the project. However, after expressing my concern over the timing and only having twenty days' notice before the vote to approve the project, the Town moved the vote date to April 17.*  That's still not much time for review by the general public.

I was invited by both USA BMX and the Town of Gilbert to attend a race event at the Black Mountain BMX track in north Phoenix on March 15. So to be diplomatic about this situation and to possibly ease my concerns, I agreed to attend. I packed up my two nine-year olds and carpooled with Mayor Lewis and his son to the event. I believe full disclosure is always important, so I will tell you that we had VIP passes and sat in the VIP tent where they provided lunch consisting of a burrito and soda.

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Tags: Town Council, Taxes, Economy
25. Gilbert Community Action Network Needs Volunteers!

by Victor Petersen, Director
For Our City - Gilbert

We are just a few weeks away from Apr 12, and we are grateful for the support we have received so far. However, there are still many opportunities to serve our neighbors in need.  Please click HERE to volunteer for one of the many opportunities to help our neighbors.  Once you are on the site, click on "Volunteer Registration."   You will see many places and ways to volunteer.  Do you want to help young children learn to read?  How about helping with some landscaping for the Starbright Foundation?  Several local elementary schools need some fresh paint!  How about helping some churches that provide a safe place for the homeless?  

Neighbors helping neighbors is a long tradition in Gilbert.  

Thanks to the Gilbert Community!

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Tags: Town Council, Victor Petersen, American Values, Profiles in Giving
26. Victor Petersen's Campaign Kick-Off - March 29 - 11:00 am - 1 pm

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Tags: Town Council, Victor Petersen
27. Eddie Cook's Campaign Kick-Off - March 29 - 8:00 am

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28. Safe Cities and Towns

by Jared Taylor
Gilbert Town Council Member

Last year the Town of Gilbert was ranked as the second safest city in America. Great news! This ranking came from a review of violent crime data in the US. While the press focused largely on the influence of public safety, let’s take a moment to recognize the real reason for this ranking: strong families and a thriving faith and service community.

Oftentimes I will use a sports analogy for Team Gilbert and refer to our families, service groups, churches, and schools as our offense.

These groups score the real points in our Golden Rule Town.  By instilling both a love of America and strong moral values into our community, strong families are the Most Valuable Player in Gilbert.

Of course a great team can’t be successful without a good defense.  In a community, a strong defensive team consists of solid public safety and judicial systems. 

In 1995, Dr. Patrick F. Fagan of the Heritage Foundation summarized the following conclusions from professional literature on violent crime and the family in his article titled The Real Root Causes of Violent Crime:  The Breakdown of Marriage, Family, and Community.

  • Over the past thirty years, the rise in violent crime parallels the rise in families abandoned by fathers.
  • High-crime neighborhoods are characterized by high concentrations of families abandoned by fathers.
  • The future criminal tends to be an individual rejected by other children as early as the first grade who goes on to form his own group of friends, often the future delinquent gang.
  • On the other hand:
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Tags: American Values, Town Council, Christianity, Religious Freedom
29. They're Baaaaaaack! Gilbert's Building, Energy and Green Codes, that is

The following FREE MARKET KILLING CODES are currently in effect, thanks to Mayor John Lewis, Vice Mayor Ben Cooper, and Council Members Jenn Daniels and Jordan Ray:  

2012 International Building Code 

2012 International Residential Code 

2012 International Mechanical Code 

2012 International Plumbing Code 

2012 International Fuel Gas Code 

2006 International Energy Conservation Code 

2012 International Fire Code 

2011 National Electrical Code  

Building and Construction Regulations Code of the Town of Gilbert, Arizona - 2013 Edition

This Thursday night, 1/30/2014, 4 Gilbert Council Members, including Mayor John Lewis, claiming to  "represent" Gilbert families, will very likely, once again, turn deaf, dumb, and blind to them and add to the above unnecessary codes.  The new addition is proposed:  The Leftist inspired Energy and Green Codes!  Unless Gilbert staff members can present valid arguments to support that these codes are necessary to health and safety, they should all be voluntary, not LAW.  Please send an email to Mayor Lewis and all Council Members and ask them to please vote NO to these Energy and Green Codes.  They should be voluntary:  

public records request made by Gordon Ray revealed that 57 people had emailed Mayor John Lewis and all Council Members to NOT adopt the 2012 unnecessary codes (that they adopted anyway).  They should have remained voluntary.  Only 4 people emailed to adopt them, including a Washington lobbyist and a representative from SRP.  Yet, the 2012 codes were adopted.

Three Council Members have been opposed to unnecessary codes.  These Council Members include:  Victor Petersen, Jared Taylor, and Eddie Cook.   It will be unfortunate if Mayor John Lewis and the other three Council Members continue to listen to and obey the direction of staff (aka so-called "experts") who want to grow their bureaucracy and inflict more regulations on Gilbert families.  Unless you can break through their resistance,Mayor Lewis and three council members will be mezmerized by the Planners, Building Examiners, Inspectors, and Code Enforcers.

Mayor Lewis and the other three Council Members also listen to organizations such as the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Alliance.  Some of their members stand to make big bucks because their products will be forced on Gilbert families. Their products will have to be purchased by law.  (Code = Regulation = Law.)

Welcome to Gilbert's Administrative State!    Here are the Council members who have demonstrated by their votes that they don't care about you and your goofy rants about Liberty, Freedom, Property Rights, and the Free Market.  To them, you are the unheard, unlamented, unwanted. They get really tired of hearing about "the Founders."   (Oh, but they will strut and preen at the next "celebration" of Constitution Week USA.  Just watch.)    

Mayor John Lewis
Vice Mayor Ben Cooper
Council Member Jenn Daniels
Council Member Jordan Ray

Do you think I'm being "harsh" toward these wonderfully "nice" people? Consider how they have been treating their constituents. 

The fight against the adoption of unnecessary building codes has been going on for a YEAR!  A private business that lobbies for new codes that will gain financially by the codes has a conflict of interest .Power. Control, and Money is what this is all about, Not Safety and Energy/Green.  

Rusdon and Gordon Ray haven’t received a single penny for the work they have done to stop these code adoptions.  In fact, everything they have done to fight these swarms of unnecessary codes has cost them and their families time, effort, and money.  Do you think the Town Council is weary of this issue?  How do you think Gordon and Rusdon feel?  Not to mention the many families of the tradesmen and builders who have been fighting along with them. 

Please inform Gilbert voters how these elected officials "stood up for them" by showing them the voting record of these people who have consistently voted FOR these free market killing codes. 

Please email Mayor Lewis and all Council Members asking them to PLEASE VOTE NO to adopting the Green and Energy Codes.  They should be voluntary.

See also (for the last YEAR, and this isn't even a complete list):


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Tags: ICC, Town Council, Environmentalists
30. Operation Welcome Home - Gilbert - December 12, 2013

Lisa Rigler, President of the Small Business Alliance, AZ, has extended an invitation for you to attend the ceremony of LCDR Tekoya Calixte. We hope you will participate and honor one of America’s finest Hero’s.

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Tags: American Values, Town Council

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