Those leading the Town of Quartzsite appear to be pushing back. Pushing the people of the town back, that is. Witness these documentable facts:
The number of seats available for town council meetings has recently been reduced, in spite of an obvious need for more seats.
A partition has been installed between the public and their representatives.
Ord 10-19 was passed regarding “public rights” without informing the public of its content, even as required by law.
Council voted to reduce the powers of the office of mayor just before the swearing in of a newly elected mayor.
“Not open for public discussion” rule now in effect on most agenda items for council meetings.
Agendas no longer published online, in violation of Arizona Open Meetings law. (Weeks of technical difficulties by a poorly chosen vendor are not an excuse).
A council member has actually called a voter to admonish him for signing a petition to have him recalled .
Requests for public information continue to be blocked. Example: real estate broker denied access to briefly view the town’s large zoning map on wall because it’s “confidential”.