Recently Gilbert Town staff proposed a utility rate hike for 2023. Information from the Town claims that you will only pay another $2.15/month for environmental compliance and $8.02/month for wastewater (sewer). For the average Gilbert household, this equates to $122.04Read more
Gilbert Town Council Candidates: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
This year, four Town Council seats are up for election. It’s a wide open race as no candidate in this race has previously been elected. Here’s a quick rundown of the all candidates and who you should vote for inRead more
Who’s Really Wasting Your Money?
Recently members of the Town Council and Gilbert staff have been complaining about Mr. Jim Torgesen’s ethic’s complaints on Mayor Brigette Peterson. In their whining, they claim that Mr. Torgesen has wasted many hours of staff time and tens ofRead more
Gilbert Town Council Likely to Raise Taxes, Again
In the face of runaway inflation, Gilbert Town staff has recommended the 8th consecutive property tax increase. The case for these tax hikes is usually a sorry story about how little money the Town Council has to pay it’s massiveRead more
Gilbert Watch Endorses Jim Torgeson for Gilbert Town Council
Gilbert Watch is proud to endorse Jim Torgeson for Gilbert Town Council. Mr. Torgeson has lived in Gilbert for many years and has served on the Redevelopment Commission and the Planning Commission. He’s a small business owner who has aRead more
A Word About Government Workers
Have you ever heard a joke like this? “Q: How do government employees wink when they’re at work?A: They briefly open one eye.“ Or how about this one? “Three boys were talking after school while waiting for their fathers toRead more
By a slim margin of only 164 votes, the proposed $515 million bond passed in Gilbert in November 2021. This sets the stage for even higher taxes and more wasteful spending in Gilbert. Gilbert taxpayers are already spending more onRead more
Why is the Bond So Massive?
Why are the politicians in Gilbert asking for so much money? $515 million is a mountain of money! Why is this bond so expensive? If it truly was just about roads and infrastructure or safety and congestion, the Town wouldRead more
Does Gilbert Really Need a $500 million Bond?
In a few short weeks, Gilbert voters will be asked to approve authorization to add upwards of $500 million in debt to the books. With little specific information, future tax increases, and a track record of wasteful spending, Gilbert votersRead more
Gilbert Town Council: How Do They Vote?
Do you know how your Gilbert Councilmembers vote? While each member of the Town Council are very personable, they have quite different voting records. Do you know who’s voting to raise your taxes and supporting wasteful programs? If not, perhapsRead more