Here in Little ol’ Payson
By Barb Buntin
Little ‘ole Payson has an opportunity to take a stand. Yes, right here in God’s country we can put action behind what we talk about.
401/402 was a citizen initiative that the town council has repealed with a majority vote of the town council…. 6 people.
But is this the proper way to repeal a citizen initiative? Transparent Payson, TP, thinks not. TP says the proper way to address this is through the courts and has proceeded by hiring attorney Tim La Sota .
Also, a Payson resident attempted to file paperwork for a referendum but the TOP would not provide a number because of an emergency clause that TOP invoked that made their repeal action take effect the very next day. Therefore the normal process to do a citizen referendum was denied by the TOP. Your rights were abridged big time.
So in one fell swoop the TOP repealed a citizen initiative and denied the people access to a referendum.
Very clever but will it hold up in court. Is this a proper use of an emergency clause? Lets find out.
If not now, when do we take a stand? The opportunity is now. Don’t let the overlords set a precedent we will regret if we don’t fight, fight ,fight.
It is not free of charge folks. No surprise there. Donate what you can. Talk to your friends and neighbors.
Check out TransparentPayson.org. Or on Facebook.