Carefree Mayor Les Peterson keeps writing about the importance of “experience” when it comes to voting for Town Council candidates as though it were the sole litmus test to running a successful government. Allow me to share my observations of what “experience” has resulted in here in Carefree.
- Experience resulted in a four-story budget hotel that is an eyesore by every measure (goodbye dark skies); I have yet to meet one resident who appreciates it
- Experience resulted in a very controversial $32M water project that benefits ~500 residents (including three Council Members) who were well aware that their homes were supplied by Cave Creek water when they initially purchased them
- Experience resulted in many useless signs about an 80-decibel noise ordinance (that cannot be enforced)
- Experience resulted in ineffective signs prohibiting ATVs from driving through washes; ineffective because the ordinance is not enforced; they still drive through my wash regularly
- Experienced Town Council Members ask virtually no questions or engage in any discussion at meetings, and yet still consistently vote 7-0 (that is called groupthink in my book)
If this is what “experience” gets Carefree residents who moved here seeking a safe, quiet, and idyllic community, then I’m voting for inexperience this August!