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:   

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

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 or contact one of the Councilmembers individually at the addresses below:

Mayor Scott Smith
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

City Manager Chris Brady

District 1 – Councilmember Dave Richins
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

Deputy City Manager Kari Kent

District 2 – Vice Mayor Alex Finter
Term: January 2013 – January 2017

Deputy City Manager John Pombier

District 3 – Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh
Term: January 2013 to January 2017


District 4 – Councilmember Christopher Glover
Term: January 2011 – January 2015


District 5 – Councilmember David Luna
Term: January 2015


District 6 – Councilmember Scott Somers
Term: January 2011 – January 2015