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Letter to the Editor: QC & Florence should not become Interim Manager of JU

Recent developments have revealed the Town of Queen Creek and Town of Florence entering into an intergovernmental agreement to apply for the interim manager position for Johnson Utilities. We, as San Tan Valley residents, have serious concerns about such an appointment coming to fruition.

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An Interim Manipulator by any another name still stinks on ice

Does Johnson Utilities need a lot of improvement? Yes, beyond any doubt. Is an “Interim” Manager needed? Could well be the determination, but EXTREME CAUTION is vital as an ACC determination of a need for imposed outside management will have consequences. Such a determination would demonstrate the ACCs conviction that Johnson Utilities is too influential, too entrenched, too well connected, and too incompetent and or corrupt for ACC regulation to do what they exist to do, insure that all utility monopolies provide all customers within the monopoly’s prescribed boundaries with equal access to adequate utilities at an extensively vetted and justified fair rate.

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Letter to the Editor: Betrayed by Queen Creek

BETRAYED...

By the town of Queen Creek for overriding the will and ignoring the desires of the people of the truly rural areas.

Their current land grab mentality is truly distressing.

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Letter to the Editor: We have a civic and moral responsibility

Candor compels this County resident to observe that a detectable whiff of corruption in the air is not just an odoriferous current drifting across the country and into our pristine locality from the Trump-infused Washington swamp.

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Letter to the Editor: Simply Put, Queen Creek Is the Enemy

The folks living in the unincorporated San Tan Foothills Rural Community (STFRC) are in the unenviable position of sharing an extended border with the Town of Queen Creek and therefore our two communities must interact on a variety of issues. The idea of working together for the greater good died a bitter death long ago when QC abandoned a good neighbor policy for one of self-promotion at all cost. Recent projects like the Box Canyon development and the annexation of the Ellsworth Curve demonstrate that QC is no longer interested in that “small town feel”, nor does it support the rural lifestyle. Yes, the mayor and town council carry out a charade, but when we in the rural areas now hear “Let’s cooperate” from QC, it is only in the context of what is good for QC. Its goal is to grow into the new “South Gilbert” at the expense of everyone else in the immediate vicinity.

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Letter to the Editor: Queen Creek needs more tax revenue and they’re looking at San Tan Valley to get it.

San Tan Valley is a rapidly growing community currently over 100,00 residents. For over a decade now its future has been decided by other communities smaller than itself. STV is once again immersed in a battle by a small subset of folks making decisions for the entire San Tan Valley area.

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Letter to the Editor: I want the future of San Tan Valley to thrive

I am a resident in unincorporated San Tan Valley but my mailing address is Queen Creek 85142 and not considered a “QC” resident. I was raised here in the San Tan mountains and have been a home owner in San Tan for 2.5 years.

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Letter to the Editor: Traffic Signal with a turn signal at Gary & Empire Road

I've forwarded a response provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) to my Pinal County Board of Supervisor and his Administration. Looking forward from hearing from my elected officials.

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Letter to the Editor: San Tan Valley is more than a zipcode

I'm tired of hearing STV doesn't exist! That we're "imaginary." Facebook posters, many of them from Queen Creek, visit our pages to insult San Tan Valley with statements that we don’t exist.

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Letter to the Editor: No Walkout at Leading Edge Academy

Hello there,

We just want to go on record..

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Letter to the Editor: Stop making teachers the bad guys

I am an Arizona Native, born in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and living my life largely in Phoenix. I graduated from Gilbert Public Schools in 2007, am the son of a teacher since 1996 and while I vowed at the age of 15 to never work in education, a lot of my adult life has been dedicated to just that. I state all this because yes, I do have a bias, but hear me out.

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Letter to the Editor: Pro San Tan Valley Incorporation

I am very much in favor of incorporating San Tan Valley!

I personally do not know why the people of San Tan Valley are being sued, by Queen Creek. It seems ridiculous to me.

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Letter to the Editor: Who appointed Queen Creek the arbiter on incorporation?

The Town of Queen Creek has filed a lawsuit naming the entire Pinal County Board of Supervisors and the Elections Director for Pinal County (and a volunteer for good measure) to challenge the filing of the petitions for incorporation of San Tan Valley.

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Letter to the Editor: Queen Creek Lawsuit

I would like to thank the Township of Queen Creek for suing to stop the San Tan Valley Incorporation effort given all the deficiencies in how the petition process was handled.

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Letter to the Editor: I don’t get involved in politics!

When I was doing some door-to-door canvasing for a candidate running for the Arizona State Senate, I talked to several neighbors that told me, essentially, “I don’t get involved in politics!”

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Letter to the Editor: Johnson Utilities is the only utility you allow us to subscribe to

We do not have the authority to choose.

You have already chosen for us.

Johnson Utilities is the only utility you allow us to subscribe to for water service; that was your decision.

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Letter to the Editor: Will it be business as usual with Johnson Utilities?

Will it be business as usual? Since former Commissioner Sandra Kennedy and I left the Corporation Commission, it has done little to protect Arizona’s consumers. Instead, the Commission more often works on behalf of the utilities it regulates than on the customers they serve.

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Letter to the Editor: The Arizona Physician Shortage - Time for New Ideas

Arizona is in for a big problem. We are experiencing a physician shortage that will only get worse. By 2030 our state will need almost 2,000 more primary providers. Increasing and aging populations, lack of rural providers, lack of medical residency slots, retiring providers and the expensive cost of medical training are all part of the problem. Arizona will need new ideas and practices to fill this gap.

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Letter to the Editor: Vote San Tan Valley

After working so hard to change the law that allows STV to finally vote on incorporation, we need to get the issue to the ballot! State law requires obtaining signatures from a minimum of 10% of the number of registered voters here in STV. That’s a lot of signatures - more than 4,800! We want to exceed that number significantly to cover any signatures that may be challenged.

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Letter to the Editor: Pinal County needs to better staff itself to better serve the public

Over the past twenty years I’ve witnessed Pinal County’s transition, from a rural outpost sandwiched between Maricopa and Pima counties, to a rapidly growing county competing with its neighbors for limited public resources with which to serve Pinal County’s residents.

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