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
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
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
Gilbert, AZ- The Republican Party in Gilbert & Queen Creek, Arizona’s 12th Republican Legislative District, endorses Gilbert Mayoral candidate Matt Nielsen. Nielsen won his heavily contested Primary in August and faces a run off in the General Election. The RepublicanRead more
Top Reasons for Supporting Matt Nielsen for Mayor 1. He is an experienced businessman with real world leadership experience. He is professional, kind and forthright with those around him. 2. He is a fiscal conservative, whose focus will be toRead more
By Cory Carpenter, Editor | Town of Gilbert Council Meeting May 5, 2020 | Councilmember Yung Koprowski took her oath of office to support the Constitution of the United, the State Constitution, and the ordinances of the Town of Gilbert.Read more
We have much to celebrate in 2020, a Centennial year in the Town of Gilbert. However, no one could have foreseen the impact COVID-19 would have on our Town and society, and it has presented many challenges. The undersigned have carefully watched how the Federal, State, and Town governments have responded and feel it is important to outline the current problems and recommendations for a different course of action.Read more
Recently, I published two posts relating to the Gilbert School Board’s 9/4/2012 refusal to reinstate a non-denominational Invocation to open its governing board meetings. These included Daryl Colvin Asks Gilbert School Board to Bring Back the Invocation and Some Stand Firm; Some Crumble. Since that time, Hayley Ringle of the Arizona Republic published an article titled Gilbert School Board Stance on Prayer Upsetting Some.
Board member Staci Burk had proposed that the Board merely "discuss" the issue of reinstating the Invocation, but 4 board members–EJ Anderson, Helen Hollands, Blake Sacha, and Lily Tram–refused. As you will note in Hayley’s article, the basis of that refusal was "fear of a lawsuit."Read more
This is the story of how a small, determined group of worried mothers and fathers stopped a train wreck, even after that train was barreling down the tracks. It took these parents, neighbors, and their friends less than a month to stop a project they were told by Gilbert Town bureaucrats could not be stopped and that had been in planning and development for a year. The developer and land owner of the project ignored them….at first. The group started organizing in late March. That’s when the Town had posted signs in their neighborhood on the site of a mental health facility to be completed in the Fall of 2014.
That was the first that Pioneer Elementary parents knew what was in store for them. In record speed, they launched one of the best organized, best mobilized grassroots community action efforts experienced by Gilbert since the effort to stop Prop 406 (sales tax increase).
What turned a contented neighborhood into a battling army?Read more
On 3/15/2011, Victor Petersen was asked this question: “What is your primary role as a Council Member?” Without hesitation, he answered “Protect individual rights.” (“LD22 Gilbert Council Candidate Forum, Minus the No-Shows”)Read more