Tell Mesa to Stop Spending Money that Doesn’t Belong to Them!

from Randy Hatch
Leader of the Arizona Red Mountain Patriots

Fellow Patriots,

Just in case you missed my email from yesterday, I am including the article here that I posted about the Mesa City Council’s addiction to spending our money.  They just can’t stop creating spending program after new spending program on the path of Big Government and Big Spending.  They also continue to implement parts of Agenda 21 every chance they get.

This article in the Republic shows that at the next Council Meeting this coming Monday night, they will rubber stamp 3 big spending items.  Here they are:

1.  Our City government has decided to get into the business of RENTING Bicycles in downtown Mesa.  This will take place under a $1 million contract over 5 years with a bike company. The City of Mesa government is now in the business of renting bikes and sometimes for FREE under certain conditions.  

That has waste written all over it.  Can you imagine the amount of Bicycle theft that will occur under this program.  This means more taxpayer money will be lost on another socialist program?  Shouldn’t citizens be responsible for their own transportation, especially when it comes to bikes?

2.  After recently spending over $100 million to keep the Chicago Cubs baseball team in town for just 15 days each year, they have decided to spend another $15 million to renovate Hohokam stadium for the Oakland Athletics Baseball team.  Remember, each of these baseball teams only play 15 days each years on their home turf in Spring Training before returning to home for their regular season play.

3.  Last year, during an election year, the City Council voted down a pay raise.  One year later, after getting through their elections in 2012, they have decided that the public has gone back to sleep.  They will stamp their approval Monday night on a PAY RAISE that almost doubles their current salaries.

Read the article here:  http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/20131205mesa-council-set-ok-bike-share-contract.html   

Mayor Scott Smith explains additional spending for downtown in this article:

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/columns/east_valley_voices/article_e585a17a-593f-11e3-bc41-0019bb2963f4.html  

Please write your City Council and Mayor to let your voice be heard on their addiction to spending and growing local government.  Contact information follows:

You may send an e-mail to the Mayor and all members of the Council at council@Mesaaz.gov or contact one of the Councilmembers individually at the addresses below:

Mayor Scott Smith
480-644-2388
mayor.smith@Mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

City Manager Chris Brady
480-644-2066
commanager@Mesaaz.gov

District 1 – Councilmember Dave Richins
480-644-4002
District1@mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

Deputy City Manager Kari Kent
480-644-4567
karolyn.kent@Mesaaz.gov

District 2 – Vice Mayor Alex Finter
480-644-3772
councilmember.finter@Mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

Deputy City Manager John Pombier
480-644-5119
john.pombier@mesaaz.gov

District 3 – Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh
480-644-3003
District3@mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2013 to January 2017

 

District 4 – Councilmember Christopher Glover
480-644-3004
councilmember.glover@Mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2011 – January 2015

 

District 5 – Councilmember David Luna
480-644-3771
councilmember.luna@mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2015

 

District 6 – Councilmember Scott Somers
480-644-4003
councilmember.somers@Mesaaz.gov
Term: January 2011 – January 2015

 

 

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