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Quartzsite, Arizona

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster suppresses Public Comments

6 Videos are now available online.

The videos are of the Quartzsite Town Council meeting of October 26, 2010. See and hear for yourself Mayor Ed Foster's words telling the Council Members and the public he would not accept any comments under "Reports and Announcements". Council Member Patricia Anderson asked about the council reports. Foster denied any reports or announcements. His excuse was he was afraid that someone might say something off topic and he could be fined, according to Arizona Open Meeting Laws. Foster said he would seek a second opinion after Town Attorney Pamela Walsma advised him of his obligations.

He also denied the people's free speech rights during "Communications/Petitions and Citizen Comments". Both items were on the agenda. Originally, Mayor Ed Foster was not going to allow any public comments at all during the meeting, but he changed his mind, allowing comments under each agenda item.

There are 6 videos in all.

NOTICE: if anyone wishes to make a report or announcement at the next Quartzsite Town Council meeting of Tues. Nov. 9, 2010, make sure it gets on the agenda. According to Town Code Section V.2, "Requests for items to be placed on the agenda should be submitted to the Town Manager or Town Clerk in writing no later than 11:00am on the Wednesday of the week preceding the scheduled Council meeting."

Make sure your submission request is turned in by 11am Wed. Nov. 3, 2010.

Also in the Quartzsite Town Council meeting of Tues. Oct. 26th, the council passed new regulations regarding vendor permits. One of the big changes is that there is now a Special Event Vendor Permit for only $15. This will allow vendors to come for one, two or three day events in Quartzsite and not have to pay the normal $50 fee.


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