Did you read about Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord’s endorsement of Litchfield City Council member Diane Landis for Arizona state representative in LD13? Conservative champions Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell are the current Arizona legislators representing LD13. Georgia Lord, the Mayor of Goodyear, has stated that conservatives don’t "do" anything. She’s correct. It’s the RINO’s who increase taxes and grow government. Conservatives do the opposite. If you want to know what’s going on in Goodyear, take a look at Howards Goodyear Blog. He’s been exposing the spending habits of the Goodyear Mayor and Council for years.
So, if it’s higher taxes and bigger government you want, vote for anybody that Mayor Georgia Lord endorses. This is what she has "done" for Goodyear.
Check out Georgia’s 7% Solution. According to Howard:
"Last year GY increased your tax rate by over 7.3% and by over 17% the year before that.
"This year GY has increased your tax levy by over 7%.
"GY just keeps on spending more and more of your tax money. And most of it is on increased personnel, more admin, and more personnel benefits for city employees.
- 100% increase in personnel spending in Economic Development.
In 2011 Personnel spending in GY Economic Development Dept was $285,000. In 2013, $612,000. More than double. And that’s in only two years. And during a recession. And what have we gotten from all that spend? Well, Suntech left with over $500,000 of your tax dollars. How’s that for a successful program?
- 50% increase in Parks and Rec spending.
Parks and Rec in GY spent $3.9 million in 2011. Their 2014 budget is $4.9 million. P&R ADMIN personnel spend is up by over 25% from $1.2 mil to $1.5 mil in the same period.
GY has budgeted nearly $5 million dollars for Parks and Rec in 2013-14. FIVE MILLION. And that does NOT include the money losing Stadium. In 2007 Parks & Rec spent $3.4 million. That’s a 50% INCREASE from 2007 to 2013-14.
Have you seen a 50% improvement in your GY parks?
- 117% increase in Mayor and council spending.
Mayor and council office. 2010 Actual, $170,000. 2012 Actual, $377,000. Trips to Washington, a new Harvard education for Joanne, rubbing shoulders with Obama at the League of Cities. It all costs money.
I have included a summary of GY spending since 2010 below.
GY’s 2013-14 operating Budget is $85 million. GY spent $66.1 million in 2010. Nearly 1/3 higher in only 3 years.
But there are 5,000 plus faithful voters in GY who keep re-electing the same old connected bunch who are dearly loved by the employees and suppliers of the city of Goodyear as well as the developers and business interests who fund their election campaigns.
2013 est $74
2014 budget $85.
I’ve been telling you this for a few years now. See The Do Nothings."