In the Phoenix mayor’s race, make your voice heard — vote for Jennifer Wright. The status quo has got to go
A My Turn column positioned as an editorial is a new twist from the liberally skewed daily newspaper.
But there it was. In one fell swoop Cathleen Gleason,* the retired City of Phoenix budget director, takes on Councilman Sal DiCiccio for having the temerity to link the city’s 2010 implementation of a tax on food to fund pay raises and retention bonuses for city employees. Yes, you read that correctly!
Regardless of what other misinformation Gleason attempts to disseminate, the takeaway is this bold admission: “The fact is that, unlike most cities in Arizona, Phoenix has had collective bargaining with its labor groups since the mid-’70s.”
So there! She appears to be taunting.
Gleason concedes, “While the merit of this arrangement can be debated, employees are working under a contract that the council unanimously approved in June 2010 for a two-year period through June 2012.”
That alone is sufficient reason not to elect any of these re-cycled council clowns or lobbyist, McCain strategist and Janet Napolitano endorser, RINO Wes Gullett, as mayor of Phoenix.
Which is but one of myriad reasons why Seeing Red AZ has endorsed Tea Party backed Conservative Jennifer Wright for Phoenix Mayor.
Your ballot is likely right there on your kitchen counter. Vote it and send it in. Let’s put Jennifer Wright over the top early.
* In 2009 — several pay raises and retention bonuses ago, Cathleen Gleason was making a cool $130,437 yearly — excluding benefits.