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Letters: Village concept doesn't fit San Tan Valley

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:45 am | Updated: 12:16 pm, Sat Jun 18, 2011.

Wake up San Tan Valley residents. Do you have any idea what a village is? Have you ask for actual facts and figures on the cost to the homeowner. Have you investigated the village concept? Would you rather be a village or a city? In a city, you will have representation; it costs of course but you will have a choice of who represents you. Where is the choice in a village?

About villages... This concept began in Boston's Beacon Hill in 2001. In this model, residents are assessed a yearly fee in return for information on where or whom will supply the services needed, such as repair work, etc.. There are paid employees that act as a concierge. This yearly fee will not get you a fire department or public transportation, nor will companies locate here to provide jobs. You have no choice.

It is a right of every citizen in the USA to vote and the citizens of San Tan Valley have lost that right. Are you living in a communistic community? Right now you only have the right to pay and pay and pay. It's time to take a stand. Veto the village concept; its not for an area with over 60,000 individuals.

Ann Motlok, San Tan Valley

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