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The real situation (Quartzsite, AZ) from an outside perspective, July 13, 2011


After viewing many local people’s blogs, comments, videos and recent interviews on July 12th 2011 an outsider can see this town is dealing with bad politic and abuse of power. Where power is defined as “possession of control, authority, or influence over others” and politic is defined as “characterized by shrewdness in managing, contriving, or dealing.”

The issues that have erupted in Quartzsite Arizona recently appear to have come from a long term struggle of the local citizens that are fed up with being pushed around. An investigation of the town’s political figures will hopefully bring to light the real inside issues that are at work. If any investigation should occur the agency performing the investigation should not look just for legalities but also focus on the duress caused to the people by the political figures abuse of power and bad politic.

The nation and the media should not take the light from Quartzite so soon. The media appears to be publishing stories as if it is just another small town dealing with local every day disputes. This is not the case and something needs to be done about this bad situation. Even though the town of Quartzite is small the nation needs to understand that no matter the size of the town, the issues are real and is conducted within a form of bad government right here in the United States.


More updates and links to come. The comment below from “R3v” has most of the video footage we took from the counsil meeting in Quartzsite Arizona on July 12th, 2011.





This is a list of key people that should be monitored.

Alexandra Taft, Al Johnson, Martin Brannan, Jeff Gilbert, Joe Winslow

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Below is the town of Quartzsite's Code Enforcement Policy. I am just going to say it. Your town is screwing you every day by having the most lenient regulations. Instead of suing the town and town employees try changing the town’s rules, add more restrictions to the council and town employees. They are able to run this town into the ground and harass, intimidate and push any one around they like because there is not enough regulations to stop them. It's called beating the system when you are the system. If I lived in Quartzsite I would be rounding up all the locals that have any experience with politics, law enforcement, and a judicial or law background and start writing provisions until you are able to protect the people from the elected and appointed.


People of Quartzsite. Fight back by writing new provisions to control your chief of police, city council, town manager, etc. Quit letting them run all over. Require the City Council to have an ethics committee. Address the duties of the Police Chief and make sure his duties do not consist of enforcing code violations before code violations are even presented to the property owner or tenant. This town is not going to get better until the townspeople play the political and legal game that town officials think they are getting away with. Anyone can write a proposition, ordinance, etc. Get them through the council, get support from the majority, then film the whole thing and we will be back to make a scene, as professionals of course. Use an ethics committee to define what is appropriate, regulate the officials, and define what their penalties are for violations. This town is vague and only defines what penalties there are for the people not the officials as well.

By creating an ethics committee you are creating a checks and balances for your city officials and defining the penalties for such violations. The citizens of Quartzsite can also implement through the council or ethics committee a progress report presented during city council meetings that are open to the public. The progress report should be based on a performance evaluation submitted by the citizens prior to each quarterly review from the ethics committee.

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