Captain Rick: I am one of Gilbert Arizona’s ‘eagles’ who keep a close eye on our Town Council to help guide our great community in the proper direction. I love my town … the place I have called home for a long time. With a population of nearly a quarter million, one of America’s fastest growing cities, Gilbert is no longer the small town of 60,000 it was when I moved to Gilbert in 1997. Since then I have viewed every town council meeting to stay abreast of what is happening in Gilbert. That’s a lot of meetings, that required a lot of my time … time that I believe was well spent. In mid 2011, I began my “Proper Vote Scorecard” to keep track of how Gilbert council members vote on controversial issues. I consider a PROPER VOTE to be one that is truly in the best interest of Gilbert citizens … one that is fiscally responsible and free of politics and private agendas.
Gilbert Arizona Town Council: October 25, 2012: Item 34: Planning Commission Alternate Appointment
Several alternatives were presented to council which included:
a) appoint an alternate from the highest-ranking candidate
b) conduct interviews with the two next highest ranking candidates
c) conduct interviews with all seven applicants
Council member John Sentz suggested selecting one of the lower scoring applicants of the seven applicants.
Council member Victor Petersen made a motion to select b). Council member Eddie Cook seconded.
A vote of 6/1 resulted:
Council members casting the PROPER VOTE of YES:
Mayor John Lewis
The above PROPER VOTES have been recorded on my ongoing …
PROPER VOTE SCORECARD: https://atridim.wordpress.com/gilbert-council-scorecard/