Something's Truly Rotten In Quartzsite
"The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that’s the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he’s not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes.
“I’m no longer getting paid as mayor,” said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite.
“That’s not a big deal, but it’s in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they made a decision to withdraw my stipend, they have to do it in public, so just the decision to do it in private is another violation of the open-meeting law. It’s just idiocy.”
Quartzsite has become infamous since WND first publicized the ouster of Jennifer Jones, publisher of the Desert Freedom Press, over the vocal objections of Mayor Foster who pleaded with his own police not to remove her.
A video of the June 28 town-hall fiasco posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 100,000 times."Quartzsite is a unique town in Arizona that turns into a city during the winter months. The summer population is only around 3500, but in the winter it swells to over a quarter million with all the snowbirds and the revenues are enormous. When you read about this place you must realize the politics are all about the money that pours in during the winter.