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Letters to the Editor: February 15, 2017
Submitted by West Valley View on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:00am
Vote Cavanaugh for mayor
Why vote for a politician that tells a community “A promise given is a promise broken”? That is what Mayor Lord told the residents of Wade Acres a few months ago when meeting with her and other council members about a situation facing the neighborhood. The statement was made not once, but multiple times throughout the community meeting. Wally Campbell, councilmember, told those of us who lived on Wade Lane that we didn’t even have a right to talk at the meeting. Wade Lane must use 161st Ave as the exit onto Van Buren—not sure why our voice didn’t count.
A non-profit situated at the entrance of our neighborhood was requesting to change the agreement made years ago about the egress onto our neighborhood street—the only street into the neighborhood. As far as Mayor Lord and some of the other council members were concerned, we needed to grow up with the times and change our lifestyle to accommodate the desires of the nonprofit. I was shocked, as were my neighbors, at the treatment received and the belief that promises (agreements) made were no longer viable.
As a father, grandfather, and a veteran, I am disillusioned with the city governmental process and lack of commitment to the community displayed by Mayor Lord, Wally Campbell, and others. My father, (retired veteran), three brothers (two of them retired military), and I served this country with pride and honor. This is not the type of treatment expected from elected governmental officials towards the citizens of Goodyear.
Goodyear needs leadership that respects its citizens. Vote for Jim Cavanaugh for mayor.
Not my president
Just one hour into office and he already shafted one group of people, the first time buyers of homes, took thier premiums of $500.00 away.
That’s almost as bad as your other Republican hero, Doug Ducey giving the teachers a $2.07 raise, let me see what you can buy for that much money, a yacht, a new car, no you can buy a stick of gum.
Thank Republicans for making our lives miserable.
I’m sure your imbecile leaders will screw up more things in our lives later on.
Some people call him the Twitter president, I call him the paranoid Republican.
Now this ding dong is going to make the American people pay for the wall.
Thank you Republicans.
You sure know how to do stupid things.
Debacle on McDowell
Okay, City of Avondale. You’ve had SEVEN months to reconfigure McDowell from Avondale Boulevard to the Agua Fria bridge. Why it should take that long to complete a half-mile stretch of road (the project is now past the date of completion), I haven’t the slightest idea. I’m thinking about sending a bill to city hall for all of the time I’ve wasted waiting in long lines on this stretch since June. Time is UP.
If it’s broke … (EC3)
In Federalist Paper #68, Hamilton stated that the Electoral College was “almost the only part” of the proposed Constitution to escape severe objection, and was even tepidly approved by the Constitution’s opponents. That’s rather ironic, since almost from the start its defects were revealed, and it was the first part of the Constitution to undergo a major overhaul! (The Bill of Rights was more an addition to than a change of the Constitution.)
At first it worked perfectly, but only because Washington was the candidate, and he received 100% of the Electoral Vote. (The only President to do so.) But after him came Adams, and the flaws in the system began to manifest. You see, originally the person with the most Electoral Votes became President, and the runner-up became Vice-President. Thus President Adams was stuck with his political opponent, Jefferson, as his V.P.! (Just imagine a President Trump with a Vice-President Clinton.)
But in the next election, things really went to hell. Adams came in third, but Jefferson was tied with his running mate (Aaron Burr). The matter ended up in Congress, where (after much horse trading) Hamilton threw his support behind Jefferson. You see, much as the two were political opponents, while Hamilton disliked Jefferson he loathed Burr! (We all know how that story ended.)
Small wonder, then, that the decision was made to change how Presidents were chosen, and the 12th Amendment was born (replacing Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, Second Paragraph). Without discussing the whole thing, it basically required separate ballots for President and Vice-President, and a majority vote for either office. While this still could have produced a President serving with an opposition Vice-President, at least it prevented the possibility of a President’s running-mate becoming President instead. (As almost happened with Burr.)
More to come.
Gordon P.R. Posner
Obama’s harm to the nation
In your Feb. 1st edition Mr. Azzarello writes Obama “did more harm to the nation than any other one person”.
Perhaps he never attended a memorial service for any of the more than 4400 patriots who needlessly lost their lives in Iraq due to the totally incompetent occupant of the White House at the time. I have.
Just my opinion of who did “more harm”.
We will be worse off
Do some of you out there really think we’ll be a whole lot better off in the future. There is so much more hate out there than just a year ago. The racism is so much more out there. It makes me sick to my stomach. If you a so brainwashed that you think a group of billionaires have you’re best interest in mind you will sone find out at our expense. I’ll bet not one of them have ever pumped their own gas, bought groceries, made a car payment or mortgage payment. The list goes on and on.
Even with more jobs only enough money will be given to the middle class to barely keep their heads above water. There are a few employers out there that will do a outstanding job taking care of the employees. Just like Bernie said that the upper 10% control 90% of the wealth. I predict that in 20 or less years the number will be a lot more that 90%. It’s all about greed and nothing else. I’ll bet nothing will be done to improve the education system except to privatize it and make it for profit. There will be assistance programs cut off and a lot of our elderly will be put out on the street while we build more bombs. I challenge only of you to write down how much you have in savings, including you’re 401k and in 4 years time see if it has improved any along with you’re outlook on you’re future and you’re kids future. I hope that I’m wrong, but I don’t think so. Those big boys are going to bleed this country dry. they could care less about the little guy.
Cavanaugh for mayor
After attending a candidates forum sponsored by the Pebble Creek Republican club, and hearing all the participants presentations, I am endorsing Jim Cavanaugh for Goodyear mayor. The man has a very sharp mind. He reminded me that I had written a negative letter about him years ago after he quit in the middle of his previous term. Well that was then and this is now. Since that time Cavanaugh has done a lot of introspection . I believe him when he said he was wrong and now he is asking the voters for a second opportunity to once again serve Goodyear . I believe in giving second chances . He has renewed vigor and energy. I really believe he can make a positive difference for Goodyear.
As far as city council is concerned Goodyear must keep both Joe Pizzillo and Wally Campbell. Those two council members are a treasure with a wealth of experience and good judgment. I do not believe you can find better city council members anywhere in the valley THOSE TWO ARE KEEPERS !
I am also impressed with Brannon Hampton for the other open council seat. He is far and away better than the two remaining city council candidates . So in summation the winning ticket is Cavanaugh, Pizzillo, Campbell and Hampton.
Water bill fiasco continues
Read the piece by your reporter. If he would ask permission to access the facebook account Buckeye committee against high water bills he would see that residents still have problems.
Why did the Salvation Army pay for my high water bills over a year plus ago. Bill was $300.00. At that time I was told that there quite a few requests being made for high water bills to be paid by Salvation Army.
How much has the town collected in errors over the past two years and only now wish to refund a few dollars to customers?
Editor should be commended
Editor Cary Hines’ recent editorial on the Women’s March was loudly rebuked the following week to no one’s surprise because she dared to offer a personal perspective outside the trending narrative in media/social media. She is to be commended for giving a voice to the women who see things from another point of view, and in honoring diversity of opinion.
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