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APRIL 20, 2011

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Nobody will have to remind me to vote against any financial issue CCUSD proposes.

I'm still waiting for CCUSD #93 to file a response in Superior Court to Goldwater Institute's motion for a preliminary injunction against the district spending bond funds on unauthorized projects. Maybe their attorneys are having a hard time explaining why "improving school grounds" means "a laundry list of expenditures that school administrators feel are swell ideas." I guess it is too much to expect for CCUSD #93 to ask taxpayers to approve financing rather than try to pick their pocket by spending cash they are not entitled to.

My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and we were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8." When we got home my wife got out The Bible and opened it up to the scripture. She started laughing and laughing. Then she read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too. Psalm 109:8 ~ "Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him." At last – I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up – it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN?

Although the Cave Creek Chamber is bragging about the 700 cars that paid $10 to “exhibit” I have another point of view. This road interruption caused an impossible traffic jam with people parking helter skelter and traffic moving at a snail’s pace. Where is it written that the huge majority of voting public should be seriously inconvenienced so a few can make money? This was almost as bad as Bike Week, which was incredibly awful.

I wish the Cave Creek powers that be, Vince and Usama, would realize how damaging these special events are and stop them now! That car event was an example of an event ignoring the fact there is a single road through Cave Creek. I hope you had the inconvenience we did in attempting to meet an appointment. I didn’t move here to be controlled by this or that event. You had better realize we voters are pissed and I have talked to many neighbors who vote in every election.

April 16 was a banner day. We went to Kiwanis pancake breakfast, recycled some pills and ogled cars in Carefree and Cave Creek. There was unbelievable variety and model and year of the cars we saw and I wished I owned one or a garage full as some owners attested. Thanks to those who planned and executed a great event.

Water puts out fires, NOT a property tax! Do you have a fire hydrant near your property? Do you have well with a holding tank? Do you have a swimming pool?

The proposition that Cave Creek have its own grocery store to generate tax revenue for the town is flawed. Why should I pay a tax on food when there is no food tax at Fry's outstanding Signature store on Carefree Highway? I am from Cave Creek.

I am not normally a complainer, but I agree with several others that complained about motorcycles. Even now, weeks after Bike Week, you are risking your eardrums to go downtown. Why can’t the town have a db limit like Carefree does? Enforcement of such a law would help local businesses (except maybe Hideaway) since potential customers go elsewhere rather than clasping their hands over their ears.

Will the town of Cave Creek ever enforce the sign ordinance? I can remember when (Town Marshal) Adam Stein would remove illegal signs. Why is widespread abuse tolerated? Stage Coach Village is only one of the offenders and the town looks like a bazaar more than a town. People can advertise in many ways, but our streets are not an advertising flyer. If an initiative is the only way maybe one is needed to clean up our town.

If anyone on Carefree council is interested they should drive the town and experience the sad state of our streets. Maintenance is desperately needed especially in the northern parts of town where there are hills and sloping roads. If you wait much longer the town will be facing huge bills and unsafe conditions. Don’t tell me the economy is bad – I know, but some costs must be deferred to get the job done. I am tired of all the money to support local business while our town deteriorates.

OK. I am desperate. I have tried all the barber shops in both towns and also north Scottsdale and can’t get a decent haircut at a decent price. I have hair that grows fast and need frequent haircuts. I’ll try the unisex places until I can find one but they are a bit expensive.