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10/28/2010 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Elected officials are utterly amazing

It always amazes me what our elected officials view as "important work." First, we are putting a traffic light on Hualapai Mountain Road. Why would we spend this much money in a time when so many people can't find work and so few people will benefit from it?

Then we decide that we should start policing how many animals people have. Why are we not just taking care of the irresponsible owners? I don't care if someone has one animal or 10 as long as they are taken care of. My animals are like my children, and no one is going to tell me how many I can have.

Then we take money away from programs for seniors who depend on that meal to survive. Shame on you if we can't feed our own people. We are also spending money on a train station, and now we want to make it into a museum? It seems our elected officials need to rethink their priorities.

Karen Wright


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Last Name First

@just a fact
I don't think that Ms. Wright is mixed up. She never mentions county or city...just elected officials.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: John Salem

I don't have the authority to install a stop light without 3 others on council saying so along with me. All of us (7) voted in favor of installing a stop light at HMR and Railroad/Granite Bluffs as well as near Yavapai and Airway. Both were established needs per a recent traffic study. Both projects are expected to cost close to half of the original engineers estimate. My intent is to increase public safety and to maintain the welfare of the citizens that I represent. I am very proud of that. I don't think I should "rethink my priorities." I believe my priorities are right where they should be.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Karel Peckar

Both county and city officials are elected! The backword BOS is our big problem. The city does it's best. By the way. If the BOS is backword, then perhaps we should spell their title backwords.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Rush Beau

That is one of the problems, people think their dogs are their children. They are not. And the wonderfulness of your dog yapping all day is not a wonder to the neighbors.

I know the following statement is against the entire country now, meaning the more ignorant the statement the more credible the person, but please try to understand what the County controls and taxes, what the City controls and taxes, and what a School District controls and taxes--and more importantly what each DOES NOT control.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Can't Decide

The rejuvination of the train station should just be the beginning of the remodeling of our downtown. Right now that area is a joke. Nobody shops there and nobody goes there except transients and rif-raf in front of Circle K. Take a look at other city's with beautiful downtown's and you can see the huge amount of dollars pouring in to those shops and cafes. Thank God Kingman has finally decided to wake up. There seems to be far to many that are happy living like trash.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Truth, Balance And Order

Karen was just writing in general about elected officials and not specifically mentioning the city of Kingman or Mohave County officials. I believe she was just mentioning the things currently ongoing and possible poor decisions by elected officials.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

Ms Wright, what would you have them do? You offered many complaints, but not one suggestion of what they should be doing. Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution. Which part are you? That question can also apply to every body in the county.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: been there, done that

@ Just a fact,,,,

Ms. Wright is correct. She is talking about 'elected officials'. The mayor and the BOS are all elected officials.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: No Title

Wouldn't it be something if the "Kingman City Council" were to be asked in a public meeting how they justify requesting a fee increase in water and sewer rates when they seem to have so a problem saving money and doing budget cuts, what a scam these folks are.

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Article comment by: just a fact

First, Mrs Wright has the county and the city mixed up. The train station and the stoplight on Hualapai Mountain Road are the city's. The meals and dog restrictions are the county's. The meal situation has been more or less resolved and the BOS are revisiting the dog situation. As to the train station and the stop light, I have no idea what Mayor Salem and his crew are going to do.

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