Quartzsite taxpayers will suffer the expense of a special prosecutor which Martin Brannan says will be hired. Brannan is contracted and being paid for the job of prosecuting cases in the Magistrate Court. The town has furnished an office for him and provided him new computer equipment. He now will have to spend a considerable amount of his paid time in explaining the many cases which he initiated, and then abandoned – to the succeeding special prosecutor. That “special” attorney, who must come from another community, will also be well paid for hours of legal work and lots of travel time – from the Town cash register.
Each million dollars lost to legal busy work and judgements averages $270 from each of the 3,700 children, parents, relatives and neighbors in Quartzsite.
Brannan’s Press Release
“Despite reports to the contrary, the so-called Quartzsite
Bagger is not the Quartzsite Town Attorney or any other
elected or appointed officer of the Town of Quartzsite. The opinions
expressed on http://quartzsitebagger.wordpress.com do not represent the views
of any elected or appointed officer of the Town of Quartzsite. No elected or
appointed officer of the Town of Quartzsite profits in any way
from the sale of merchandise by Cafe Press related to the “Quartzsite Bagger”
“Notwithstanding this reality, in order for the Town Attorney
and other town officers to concentrate on the business of the town without the
distraction this “controversy” appears to have been designed to create, the
cases involving self-styled activists Ed Foster, Jennifer Jones,
Michael Roth, Dana Stadler and Doug Gilford are being assigned to a special