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So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
It’s time to privatize Gilbert.
I feel it has become an embarrassment to the community of Gilbert to have three very radical (Town) Council members. No other neighboring city councils have such radicals that would want to protest federal grants for seniors and the needy.
Learn how to bring the neighbors together through communication, parties or service during the holidays during a workshop sponsored by Gilbert’s Neighborhood Services department. The free event will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at Gilbert Town Hall, Room 300, 50 E. Civic Center Drive. Register at registerTLC@gmail.com.
A look at key Gilbert facts and figures
We live in interesting times, no doubt about it. Politically, we are more divided than ever.
Jenn Daniels was selected vice mayor of Gilbert via a unanimous vote by the new Town Council on Tuesday.
The four newest members of the Gilbert Town Council will be sworn in in a special meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Gilbert has narrowed its town manager search to five finalists, with interviews scheduled for June 17-18.
Gilbert’s new Town Council will be seated earlier than scheduled to finish the search for a town manager.
A look at the new personnel suggests that the Gilbert Town Council is poised to move right.
From left: Victor Petersen, Ben Cooper and Jordan Ray
The Gilbert fiscal 2011-12 budget information packet given to the Town Council on Thursday - all 59 pages of it - is available on the town's website, and it might look like number and graph salad to many citizens.
The new blood transfusion for Gilbert's Town Council apparently culminated on Tuesday, as two challengers were victorious, a young incumbent survived and three members with a combined 34 years of experience were voted out.
"Kudos to Bill Richardson for the great opinion piece on Friday. But it wasn't opinion, it was full of facts and figures about Tempe's abysmal tax-and-spend attitude. Mayor Hallman read our lips, Tempe Council read our lips: No more taxes! It's time to cut back."
An early indicator of the tone of the Gilbert Town Council election was exemplified in a roadside sign aimed at the three veteran incumbents on the ballot.
Early ballots for the Gilbert Town Council election may be cast in person until Friday at Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 East Civic Center Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Gilbert could select a town manager before the new Town Council is seated on June 23.
Budget realities might force Gilbert to alter the level of services and amenities it provides, some of the candidates for May’s runoff Town Council election suggested in a forum hosted Monday by the East Valley Tribune.
Gilbert city council candidates (left to right) Jordan Ray, Les Presmyk, Victor Petersen, Dave Crozier, Ben Cooper and Linda Abbott during the Gilbert Town council candidate forum held at the offices of the East Valley Tribune Tempe. APRIL, 26,2011
Gilbert city council candidates (left to right) Jordan Ray, Les Presmyk, Victor Petersen, Dave Crozier, Ben Cooper and Linda Abbott listen to a question presented to them during the Gilbert Town council candidate forum held at the offices of the East Valley Tribune Tempe. APRIL, 26,2011
Victor Petersen during the Gilbert Town council candidate forum held at the offices of the East Valley Tribune Tempe. APRIL, 26, 2011
“Why is it so difficult for Gilbert citizens to understand that Linda Abbott was a prime mover and pusher for Prop 406, a 17% tax which was soundly defeated as it was found that it was totally unnecessary. She may be a nice lady but terribly wrong in decisions affecting taxpayers. Victor Petersen would be an excellent replacement for her. He is an honest financial expert.”
According to new information released Friday by the Gilbert town clerk's office, challenger Eddie Cook won a seat outright on the Town Council in Tuesday's primary election.